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M. Spencer Green, APIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn, center, signs the state's Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law, making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to embrace full marriage equality for same sex couples, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Chicago.

Ill. governor applauds ruling allowing same-sex couples to wed in Cook County

Friday, February 21, 2014
CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is applauding a federal judge's ruling to allow same-sex couples in Cook County to immediately wed. [ Read more → ]
M. Spencer Green, APIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn, center, signs the state's Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law, making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to embrace full marriage equality for same sex couples, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Chicago.

Illinois governor Pat Quinn signs marriage equality bill into law

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
CHICAGO -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Wednesday allowing same-sex weddings starting this summer, making President Barack Obama's home state the 16th overall - and largest in the nation's heartland - to legalize gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Illinois governor to sign marriage equality bill into law

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
CHICAGO -- When Gov. Pat Quinn signs a landmark law allowing same-sex marriage in the state, he'll be incorporating a piece of Illinois history. [ Read more → ]
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki

Ill. Catholic bishop to hold gay marriage ‘exorcism’ when governor signs bill

Thursday, November 14, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A Roman Catholic bishop in Illinois said Thursday he will preside over a prayer service of “supplication and exorcism” next week to coincide with they ceremony in which Gov. Pat Quinn will sign the state's marriage equality bill into law. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)

Gov. Quinn to sign Illinois marriage equality bill Nov. 20

Thursday, November 7, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he's planning to sign same-sex marriage legislation on Nov. 20 in Chicago. [ Read more → ]
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Quinn will sign Illinois marriage equality bill this month

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he'll sign legislation allowing same sex couples in Illinois to marry this month. [ Read more → ]
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (red tie) stands on the floor of the Illinois House during the debate over same-sex marriage on Tuesday.

Ill. state leaders watch as lawmakers prepare to vote on marriage equality

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The state's top elected officials are watching lawmakers debate a bill that would add Illinois to 14 other states allowing same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)

Ill. governor: Veto session valuable to ‘lay foundation’ on marriage legislation

Thursday, October 24, 2013
WHEELING, Ill. -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he's not discouraged that Illinois lawmakers came away from two days of their fall veto session without tackling any of the major issues on their agenda. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)

Illinois governor: Fight for same-sex marriage in Illinois is not over

Friday, May 31, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday the fight for same-sex marriage in Illinois is not over. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)

Governor pressures Ill. House to act on marriage bill before session ends

Monday, May 20, 2013
CHICAGO -- Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois has a chance to make history before the end of the legislative session, and is pressuring House lawmakers to act on the issue of marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)

Ill. governor to House lawmakers: ‘It’s time to vote’ on marriage equality bill

Friday, May 10, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Thursday called on state lawmakers in the House to send him the bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, and said they have had enough time to consider the pending legislation. [ Read more → ]
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Top Illinois House Republican won’t say if he supports marriage equality bill

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The top Republican in the Illinois House won't say how he would vote on a measure that would allow same-sex couples to marry. [ Read more → ]
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Ill. House GOP leader supports marriage bill as ‘tremendous momentum’ builds

Monday, April 8, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A Republican leader in the Illinois House said Monday that his support for legalizing gay marriage in the state could persuade colleagues to join him on an issue he says has "tremendous momentum," while the Governor told reporters he's confident same-sex marriage will soon become law in Illinois. [ Read more → ]
Illinois lawmakers celebrate passage of the marriage equality bill in the state Senate on Feb. 14. Photo: Justin L. Fowler, The State Journal-Register/AP

Illinois poll: 50 percent of Illinoisans support same-sex marriage bill

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
CHICAGO — The results of a Crain’s/Ipsos Illinois Poll released this week found that 50 percent of the state’s adult residents support the same-sex marriage bill currently making its way through the Illinois state legislature. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)

Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn hails passage of ‘historic’ marriage equality bill

Thursday, February 14, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that Illinois is "one step closer" to marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday.Photo: Seth Perlman, Associated Press

Ill. governor uses ‘State of the State’ address to call for marriage equality

Thursday, February 7, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Pat Quinn told the Illinois state legislature on Wednesday that it's time for Illinois to approve legislation to allow gays and lesbians the freedom to marry. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)

Illinois governor hopes marriage equality bill goes forward next month

Monday, December 10, 2012
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn told reporters Monday he hopes Illinois lawmakers will send a marriage equality bill to his desk during the early January lame duck session. [ Read more → ]
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Illinois governor clarifies stance, backs marriage equality

Monday, May 14, 2012
For the first time in his political career, Illinois' Gov. Pat Quinn publicly endorsed marriage equality for LGBT couples, following an outpouring of support from dozens of elected officials after President Barack Obama’s declaration of support for such unions earlier this week. [ Read more → ]
Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledges support for marriage equality bill

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged his support for a new bill introduced in the General Assembly last week that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. Emanuel’s support for the bill comes nearly a day after Gov. Pat Quinn suggested that he was unsure about his stance on same-sex marriage, despite having signed the civil unions bill into law last year. [ Read more → ]
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Gay couple sets record for longest kiss, Google sends a Valentine to gays

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Valentine’s Day 2012 was marked with more progress on marriage equality front, this time in Maryland; also a gay couple set a new world record for the longest kiss, and a Google doodle sends a Valentine to gay couples. Here's "The Wrap" for February 14, 2012... [ Read more → ]
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Illinois will not renew adoption contracts with Catholic Charities over civil union dispute

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The state of Illinois has announced it will not renew its foster care and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities across Illinois, because the group has said it would not comply with the state's new civil unions law. [ Read more → ]
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Illinois governor signs bill legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples

Monday, January 31, 2011
CHICAGO — Illinois became the 12th U.S. state on Monday to grant legal recognition to same-sex couples. Gov. Pat Quinn drew cheers from a crowd of more than 1,000 people who turned out to witness him sign bill legalizing civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)

Illinois governor says he will sign civil unions bill in early 2011

Saturday, December 4, 2010
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) said Friday that he will delay signing until next year the recently passed bill granting civil unions to Illinois residents. [ Read more → ]
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