gay marriage http://peoriapublicradio.org en Ruling halts same sex marriage in Indiana http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ruling-halts-same-sex-marriage-indiana <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Same-sex couples who rushed to get married last week in Indiana are now in legal limbo.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:50:55 +0000 Michael Puente 25735 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Ruling halts same sex marriage in Indiana Gay couples celebrate right to marry http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gay-couples-celebrate-right-marry <div>Same-sex couples throughout Illinois can tie the knot for the first time this week.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dozens of counties around the state began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples Monday.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But state law imposes a one-day waiting period before they can actually get hitched. Illinois Public Radio's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alex Keefe spent Monday morning in the suburbs with some couples preparing for their big day.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Barbara McMillan and </span>Roseann<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Szalkowski<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have now been together long enough that it’s hard to interview them individually.</span></p></div><div> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:52:18 +0000 Alex Keefe 24307 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gay couples celebrate right to marry Gay marriage in Il already making a difference for couples http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gay-marriage-il-already-making-difference-couples <div>Gay couples in dozens of Illinois counties are free to get marriage licenses for the first time starting Monday.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But federal court rulings late last year allowed some same-sex couples in Cook County to get married early - if one person in the relationship was terminally ill.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Illinois Public Radio's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Alex Keefe reports, those handful of marriages are offering some of the first tests of the new state law.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">History happened right here - the living room of this </span>18th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> story condo in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.</span></p></div><div> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:24:25 +0000 Alex Keefe 24247 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gay marriage in Il already making a difference for couples Gay marriage advocates lobbying House Republicans http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gay-marriage-advocates-lobbying-house-republicans <div>A bill to legalize gay marriage in Illinois will be waiting for lawmakers when they head back to Springfield next month.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill already passed the State Senate, but is stuck in the House.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now, proponents are in the midst of a lobbying campaign targeted at an unlikely group of lawmakers: House Republicans.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But as Illinois Public Radio's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Alex Keefe reports, there are big hurdles to getting GOP representatives to vote yes.< Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:43:31 +0000 Alex Keefe 12388 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gay marriage advocates lobbying House Republicans Former IL GOP Pat Brady to Lobby For Same-Sex Marriage http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/former-il-gop-pat-brady-lobby-same-sex-marriage <p><br>Pat Brady 130827 abk<br><br>8-27-ATC<br>keefe/AA<br><br><br><br>The American Civil Liberties Union is hoping to pass same-sex marriage in Illinois with the help of a new lobbyist- the former head of the state Republican Party. IPR's Alex Keefe reports.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Daryl Scott 11041 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Former IL GOP Pat Brady to Lobby For Same-Sex Marriage Quinn signs bill to create minority-business taskforce http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-bill-create-minority-business-taskforce <p></p><div>Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill that creates a task force charged with helping minority-owned businesses. &nbsp;Quinn signed the legislation after addressing the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce during its annual meeting in East Peoria. &nbsp;Quinn says the newly-created Workforce Development Task Force will make recommendations to the General Assembly this winter:</div><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:46:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10812 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn signs bill to create minority-business taskforce What's next for gay marriage issue? http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/whats-next-gay-marriage-issue <p></p><div>Gay couples in Illinois hoping to have their wedding this summer got some bad news Friday. The state House of Representatives did not call the bill legalizing same-sex marriage for a vote. Illinois Public Radio’s Tony Arnold reports on what went into that decision, and where the issue goes from here.</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:13:07 +0000 Denise Molina & Tony Arnold 6667 at http://peoriapublicradio.org What's next for gay marriage issue? Sandack removes name from consideration to become next Il GOP Chairman http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sandack-removes-name-consideration-become-next-il-gop-chairman <p></p><div>A Republican Illinois lawmaker who supports gay marriage is taking his name out of the running to be the next state GOP chairman. IPR’S Alex Keefe reports.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Representative Ron </span>Sandack<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> &nbsp;was one of nine candidates looking to replace the party’s former chairman. Pat Brady resigned last week following a controversy stemming from his public support of gay marriage.</span></div><div> Thu, 16 May 2013 12:37:50 +0000 Denise Molina & Alex Keefe 5690 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sandack removes name from consideration to become next Il GOP Chairman Madigan discusses what issues lawmakers could deal with before adjournment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-discusses-what-issues-lawmakers-could-deal-adjournment <p></p><div>Illinois' legislators have less than a month before they're scheduled to adjourn. &nbsp;The Speaker of the Illinois House made some predictions about what may and may not happen before then. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky reports.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><div>A measure to legalize same sex marriage in Illinois already got state Senators' approval. But the Speaker of the Illinois House says there's not enough support for it to pass in that chamber.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mike Madigan said in March that gay marriage was a dozen votes shy in the House.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Fri, 03 May 2013 12:15:20 +0000 Denise Molina 5008 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan discusses what issues lawmakers could deal with before adjournment White House legal urging on same-sex marriage could affect IL http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/white-house-legal-urging-same-sex-marriage-could-affect-il <p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:00:26 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1821 at http://peoriapublicradio.org White House legal urging on same-sex marriage could affect IL