Staci Yandle was confirmed for the position of judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, she becomes the second African-American and openly lesbian woman to access such a position.
An Illinois Republican governor candidate announced that if he were elected he would overturn the marriage equality law.
Since June 1st, the marriage equality law has come into effect in Illinois where same-sex couples can also apply for joint health insurance.
Another summary will be also published for Asia, Africa and Oceania as well as for Europe on tomorrow.
Let's begin this summary with the great news from Michigan where, after several months of waiting, a federal judge repeal the marriage equality ban!
Two bills to ban the "ex-gay" therapies to the minors of Illinois were recently introduced.
Judge Johnson Coleman of Cook County in Illinois decided to now grant the right to marry to same-sex couples.
A bill to allow religious organizations to refuse adoptions or foster care services by gay and lesbian couples was not voted by the Illinois senate.
A new analysis shows the legalization of marriage equality in Minnesota would add $42 million to the economy of the state and $3 million in tax revenue during the first three years.
Illinois tourism website launched a section devoted to the LGBT community.