DOMA http://peoriapublicradio.org en DOMA decision puts immigrants on path to citizenship http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/doma-decision-puts-immigrants-path-citizenship <div>The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision to strike down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act is a big win for same-sex married couples. And as Illinois Public Radio’s Sean Powers reports, the ruling also opens up a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants.</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:56:25 +0000 Sean Powers 9636 at http://peoriapublicradio.org DOMA decision puts immigrants on path to citizenship Il Gay rights activists say Supreme Court ruling on DOMA is bittersweet http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-gay-rights-activists-say-supreme-court-ruling-doma-bittersweet <p>Expect a raucous time at this weekend's annual Pride Parade in Chicago.&nbsp;Gay right activists will celebrate the death of "DOMA," or the Defense of Marriage Act.&nbsp;Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling declaring the Act unconstitutional is a major victory for advocates, who had a disappointing spring in Illinois.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:13:51 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8000 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Gay rights activists say Supreme Court ruling on DOMA is bittersweet What the DOMA ruling means for Illinois couples http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/what-doma-ruling-means-illinois-couples <p></p><div>Wednesday’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, declaring bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, has Illinois gay-rights advocates celebrating, and opponents reeling. &nbsp;What it means as a practical matter for Illinois couples is complicated, as IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:54:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 7974 at http://peoriapublicradio.org What the DOMA ruling means for Illinois couples Gay marriage advocates hope Supreme Court ruling helps their cause http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gay-marriage-advocates-hope-supreme-court-ruling-helps-their-cause <div>Illinois advocates say Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act adds urgency to their fight to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The high court's decision means that in the eyes of the law, same sex couples who are legally married cannot be denied their equal right to federal benefits. But in Illinois, gay couples cannot legally marry.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:50:19 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 7950 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gay marriage advocates hope Supreme Court ruling helps their cause