Same-sex http://peoriapublicradio.org en Quinn signs IL same-sex marriage bill into law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-il-same-sex-marriage-bill-law <p></p><div>Illinois is now the sixteenth state to legalize same-sex marriage. &nbsp;Governor Pat Quinn signed that bill into law at a festive ceremony yesterday Wednesday. &nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:00:46 +0000 Alex Keefe 15235 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn signs IL same-sex marriage bill into law Same-sex marriage and the governor’s race http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/same-sex-marriage-and-governor-s-race <p></p><div>Although same-sex marriage will soon be law in Illinois, the issue could remain a factor in the 2014 elections.</div><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:32:20 +0000 Brian Mackey 14879 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Same-sex marriage and the governor’s race IL lawmaker pushing earlier same-sex marriage date http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-lawmaker-pushing-earlier-same-sex-marriage-date <p></p><div>Illinois' same-sex marriage legislation makes gay and lesbian couples wait until June to get married. &nbsp;But Senator Don Harmon, an Oak Park Democrat, says he wants to shorten those engagements. &nbsp;He's behind a proposal that could allow same-sex marriages in early 2014:</div><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:49:22 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 14546 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL lawmaker pushing earlier same-sex marriage date IL lawmakers approve same-sex marriage measure, heads to Gov. Quinn http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-lawmakers-approve-same-sex-marriage-measure-heads-gov-quinn <p>Same-sex marriage will soon be legal in Illinois. The House narrowly approved legislation Tuesday, and Governor Pat Quinn says he'll sign it into law. The vote came after months of intense lobbying. As Illinois Public Radio’s Brian Mackey reports, both sides claimed they were fighting for individual freedom.</p><p></p><div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:32:44 +0000 Brian Mackey 14484 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL lawmakers approve same-sex marriage measure, heads to Gov. Quinn Opponents of same-sex marriage rally in Springfield http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/opponents-same-sex-marriage-rally-springfield <p></p><div>A day after supporters of same-sex marriage rallied at the Illinois Capitol, opponents had their turn. &nbsp;Thousands gathered at the statehouse Wednesday, urging the Illinois House to uphold traditional marriage. &nbsp;IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports:</div><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:47:46 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13847 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Opponents of same-sex marriage rally in Springfield Hundreds rally for same-sex marriage in Springfield, opposition rally planned Wed. http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/hundreds-rally-same-sex-marriage-springfield-opposition-rally-planned-wed <p></p><p>Back on Valentine's Day, the state Senate approved legislation that would allow gays and lesbians to get married in Illinois. The hope then was that Illinois would become the tenth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Eight months later, it still hasn't happened.</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:29:17 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13777 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Hundreds rally for same-sex marriage in Springfield, opposition rally planned Wed. Congressman says Pat Brady should serve out term http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-says-pat-brady-should-serve-out-term-0 <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;A Republican Congressman says he believes his party's chairman should be allowed to complete his term, after taking a controversial stance earlier this year. &nbsp;High-level Republicans unsuccessfully tried to overthrow State Party Chairman Pat Brady after he announced his support for same-sex marriage.&nbsp;</div><div>Congresssman Rodney Davis of Taylorville stands by Brady, saying he did a “good job” bringing the GOP together during the 2012 election season. &nbsp;Instead of focusing on inner-party politics, Davis says Republicans should focus on solving the problems that plague Illinois.</div><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:16:35 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3044 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman says Pat Brady should serve out term Congressman says Pat Brady should serve out term http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-says-pat-brady-should-serve-out-term <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;A Republican Congressman says he believes his party's chairman should be allowed to complete his term, after taking a controversial stance earlier this year. &nbsp;High-level Republicans unsuccessfully tried to overthrow State Party Chairman Pat Brady after he announced his support for same-sex marriage.&nbsp;</div><div>Congresssman Rodney Davis of Taylorville stands by Brady, saying he did a “good job” bringing the GOP together during the 2012 election season. &nbsp;Instead of focusing on inner-party politics, Davis says Republicans should focus on solving the problems that plague Illinois.</div><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:16:35 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3043 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman says Pat Brady should serve out term Residents protest same-sex marriage in Springfield http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/residents-protest-same-sex-marriage-springfield <p>Hundreds of Illinois residents crowded both inside and outside the state Capitol Wednesday, protesting same-sex marriage. They wore bright yellow buttons depicting stick figures of one man and one woman.<br>David Smith is the Illinois Family Institute's executive director. He says limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples is not a form of discrimination.<br><br>"Marriage benefits society. It's the perfect environment to raise the next generation of children. Children do best in a mother-father home," Smith says.<br> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:51:34 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 1290 at http://peoriapublicradio.org