The celebratory tone was a marked departure from late May, when the legislation stalled in the House after first passing the Senate on Valentine's Day. Those outdated beliefs are based on pure ignorance. They might not say it out loud, but in their hearts, they still believe marriage should occur only between a man and a woman. The petitioners in the cases are real people whose lives are unfolding now. Now gay marriage is legal nationwide. A version of this article appeared in print on April 19,in the News section of the Chicago Tribune with the headline "Wedding season may see 10,th same-sex license" — Today's paper Today's paper Subscribe. If that bill is passed, gay marriage would go into effect immediately upon Quinn's signature.
The bill-signing illustrated the rapidly changing views in Illinois and the nation on gay rights.
Signed and sealed: Illinois 16th state to legalize gay marriage
Supporters first introduced an anti-discrimination bill in the legislature in For example, they contend religious groups may be forced to provide health insurance to an employee's same-sex spouse. It was announced Thursday afternoon that Rauner is scheduled to introduce Vice President Mike Pence — who has drawn criticism from the LGBTQ community for his track record on same-sex marriage and anti-discrimination laws — at a forum promoting federal tax cuts in Rosemont on Friday. Their union now will be recognized in Illinois, which Anderson said will free her family from second-class status and means they no longer have to carry a "dossier" of legal paperwork to prove their relationship should an emergency occur. Pat Quinn went into effect. Authorizing same-sex marriage also works to break down age-old prejudice, discrimination and even violence against gays. Inaccording to Gallup, 27 percent of Americans endorsed legal recognition of same-sex marriage; today, 53 percent support it.
But harboring intolerance of any kind is a choice we make as individuals. Inaccording to Gallup, 27 percent of Americans endorsed legal recognition of same-sex marriage; today, 53 percent support it. Naomi Jakobssonan Urbana Democrat, rushed to Springfield from her home where she said she was caring for an ill relative. Advocates soon received additional help from Pope Franciswho warned that the Catholic Church could lose its way by focusing too much on social stances, including opposition to homosexuality. Within a few months, the couple moved in together in Chicago's Belmont Cragin neighborhood.