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Illinois General Assembly Passes Civil Union Bill: Lambda Legal Celebrates Increased Protection for Same-Sex Couples and Their Families 12/01/2010

The Illinois General Assembly passed the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Unions Act, establishing legal protections for same-sex couples across the state.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Illinois Department of Insurance Clarifies Rules on Fertility Treatment: Lambda Legal Praises the Change 04/20/2010

"This clarification helps close the healthcare access gap facing many lesbians in Illinois."

Health Care Fairness
Illinois Court Hears Arguments in Lambda Legal Marriage Lawsuit 08/06/2013

(Chicago, IL, August 6, 2013) — Today, the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, heard oral arguments in a motion seeking to dismiss Darby v. Orr and Lazarro v. Orr, Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois’ lawsuits seeking marriage for same-sex couples in Illinois.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Illinois Court Hears Arguments in Churches' Effort to Join Lambda Legal Marriage Case 11/07/2012

(Chicago, IL, November 7, 2012) - Today the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division heard oral arguments in a motion to intervene by the Church of Christian Liberty and Grace Gospel Fellowship in Darby v. Orr, Lambda Legal's case seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Illinois.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Illinois Court Hears Arguments in Antigay Group's Effort to Join Lambda Legal Marriage Case 09/27/2012

(Chicago, IL, September 27, 2012)—Today the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division heard oral arguments in a motion to intervene by the Illinois Family Institute in Darby v. Orr, Lambda Legal's case seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Illinois. The Court decided to continue the motion pending similar requests from two Illinois churches.

Marriage | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections | Same-Sex Relationships
Illinois Civil Union Bill Approved by Committee: Lambda Legal Supports Measure to Reduce Harm for Same-Sex Couples 03/21/2007

(Springfield, Illinois, March 21, 2007) — In reaction to the Illinois House Human Services Committee’s passage of H.B. 1826, The Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act, to the full House for a vote, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Jim Bennett, Regional Director of Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Office in Chicago:

Illinois Appeals Court Officially Rebukes Rogue Judge 07/21/1999

(CHICAGO, July 21, 1999) -- An Illinois appeals court, strongly affirming the right of lesbian and gay families to adopt, has formalized its rebuke of a rogue circuit court judge whose bias interfered with adoptions by two lesbian couples, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Wednesday.

Adoption and Parenting
Illinois Appeals Court Gets Its First Visitation Dispute Between Two Mothers 05/07/1999

(CHICAGO, May 7, 1999) — An increasingly common type of family dispute will reach an Illinois appeals court with a visitation case concerning same-sex parents and the five-year-old girl they raised together until they broke up, said Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Adoption and Parenting
Illinois Appeals Court Denies Lesbian Mother Right to Seek Visitation 12/16/1999

(CHICAGO, December 16, 1999) — A lesbian mother faces the devastating prospect of never seeing her young daughter again because an Illinois appeals court, citing the state marriage code's silence on same-sex families, held that it could not consider her plea for visitation, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Thursday.

Adoption and Parenting
Idaho School District's Proposed School Club Policy Still Harmful to LGBT Students 09/13/2011

(Los Angeles, September 13, 2011) - After receiving a letter from Lambda Legal and the Idaho Safe Schools Coalition, Joint School District No. 2 in Meridian, Idaho has amended a policy regarding student clubs, but the revised policy still harms lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and violates their rights.

Youth and Schools | Teens & Young Adults

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