same sex couples http://wkms.org en Thousands Expected At Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Rally http://wkms.org/post/thousands-expected-illinois-same-sex-marriage-rally <p></p><p>Thousands of disappointed Illinois residents are expected at the state Capitol to rally for same-sex marriage.</p><p>Organizers say several thousand people are expected to take part in today's "March on Springfield." The grassroots effort is urging lawmakers to pass same-sex marriage legislation. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:36:28 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 35925 at http://wkms.org Thousands Expected At Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Rally Illinois' Republican Senator Supports Gay Marriage http://wkms.org/post/illinois-republican-senator-supports-gay-marriage <p></p><p>Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois says he supports same-sex marriage. Kirk said in a post on his blog yesterday that same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage. He says what matters in life is who you love and "government has no place in the middle." Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:23:51 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30088 at http://wkms.org Illinois' Republican Senator Supports Gay Marriage Afternoon Round-Up 6/1/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-6112 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong><a title="Retail giant Wal-Mart became the latest, and possibly highest-profile corporation to drop its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council. The conservative group helped replicate Florida's Stand Your Ground gun law in other states.">Wal-Mart To Leave Conservative Legislative Group</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Four Rivers Region:</strong></p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 21:45:14 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18210 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 6/1/12 Report Highlights Troubles for Illinois Same-Sex Couples http://wkms.org/post/report-highlights-troubles-illinois-same-sex-couples <p>An advocacy group says many same-sex Illinois couples in civil unions have trouble filing joint taxes, getting health benefits for their partners and adopting.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 19:02:18 +0000 the associated press 18203 at http://wkms.org Report Highlights Troubles for Illinois Same-Sex Couples