marriage http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria County issued at least 59 same sex marriage licenses in first month http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-issued-least-59-same-sex-marriage-licenses-first-month <div>It’s been more than a month since Peoria County began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Same-sex couples with civil unions can get them converted for free into a marriage license. &nbsp;Some counties will convert the civil union even if it’s from a different county. But Peoria County Clerk Steve Sonnemaker says his office is avoiding that:</div><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 25938 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County issued at least 59 same sex marriage licenses in first month Peoria County begins issuing same sex marriage licenses http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-begins-issuing-same-sex-marriage-licenses <div>Same-sex couples in Peoria County can start applying for marriage licenses Monday. Several counties in Illinois already started issuing marriage licenses before the new state law took effect Sunday. Peoria County Clerk Steve Sonnemaker says his office has received a few people expressing interest in applying for the marriage license:</div><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24180 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County begins issuing same sex marriage licenses McLean County hopes to issue same sex marriage licenses early http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/mclean-county-hopes-issue-same-sex-marriage-licenses-early <div>Another downstate Illinois county says it hopes to issue marriage licenses to gay couples earlier than expected.</div><div> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:54:25 +0000 Alex Keefe 19541 at http://peoriapublicradio.org McLean County hopes to issue same sex marriage licenses early 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. IL Same-sex marriage lawsuit moves forward http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-same-sex-marriage-lawsuit-moves-forward <p></p><div>A lawsuit aiming to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois is moving forward. &nbsp;IPR&rsquo;s Tony Arnold reports.</div><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:34:47 +0000 Tony Arnold 12599 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Same-sex marriage lawsuit moves forward