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Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am
I’ve always loved surprising my wife with expensive jewelry and lavish vacations. However, I lost my job, and my new job pays far less. There’s barely money for necessities, let alone luxuries. My...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am
Around Valentine’s Day, my beloved boyfriend of a year kept hinting about a big surprise. He’d been talking about moving in with me, and I was expecting a proposal and a ring. I got a fondue pot....
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
My husband of a year is the most selfish, inconsiderate, cold-shouldered man I’ve ever known. He’s 24; I’m 22. He behaved similarly when we were dating, but when he proposed, he made promises to...
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 05:23 pm

Law confers same protections and benefits for same-sex couples as for straight couples

Gay and lesbian couples in Illinois will soon have the right to be married, following the passage today of a highly contentious bill that was years in the making....
Thursday, June 7, 2012 06:36 pm

Lawsuit seeks to overturn state definition of marriage on constitutional grounds

Randy Walden did everything right, but it wasn’t enough.When Walden’s partner of nine years, Curt Sills, was diagnosed with cancer in 2002, Walden and Sills drew up documents giving Walden...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 09:31 am

Group targets civil union opponents for election upset

Lawmakers who opposed Illinois’ civil union law in 2010 now face a renewed battle – this time for their reelection.  “We want lawmakers to understand that if they oppose civil r...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 12:08 pm
Illinois’ civil union law undeniably brings a greater sense of equality between same-sex couples and married couples. That’s a good thing – love is love, and if married couples get h...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 04:54 pm

Civil unions, a milestone on the road to equal rights

As Susan Frain and Susan Faupel sit next to each other discussing civil unions, civil rights and the basic notions of partnership and commitment, they laugh, they listen and they remember the other&rs...

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