President Obama nominated Staci Michelle Yandle as Federal Judge for the Southern District of Illinois making her the first African-American lesbian to be nominated for such a position.
Illinois will allow gay and lesbian couples who are in a civil union to be able to file their taxes jointly next year.
Catholic Charities drops. Impossible for them to continue to fight against civil unions and adoption by gay and lesbian couples.
A bill used to modify the constitution of Illinois in order to ban the marriage equality was apparently stopped, LGBT activists say.
The Court of Illinois decided that Heidi Zamecnik could wear her t-shirt with the printed slogan: “Be happy, Not gay”.
From his facebook page, the Representative of State, Greg Harris, announced that “Governor Pat Quinn will sign the Civil Union Law on Monday, January 31. The signing ceremony will be in the afternoon in the Chicago Loop, and open to the public. Details will be announced early next week."