same-sex http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ill. Senate Votes To Lift State Ban On Same-Sex Marriage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-senate-votes-lift-state-ban-same-sex-marriage <p><em>Will be updated.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Senate has voted to legalize same-sex marriage, advancing a proposal that would make the state the </span>10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the nation allowing same-sex couples to wed.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a 34-21 vote Thursday, lawmakers approved a measure to lift a state ban on same-sex marriage. The bill now moves to the House, where Democrats also hold a majority.</span></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:37:06 +0000 The Associated Press, Kelsey Proud & Illinois Public Radio 9307 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Senate Votes To Lift State Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Clerk: Gay marriage is 'long past due' in Illinois, two lawsuits also filed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/clerk-gay-marriage-long-past-due-illinois-two-lawsuits-also-filed <p>As expected <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-may-30-2012">via reports this morning</a>, two lawsuits filed Wednesday are part of efforts&nbsp;to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.</p><p>They&#39;re filed on behalf of 25 gay and lesbian couples who were&nbsp;denied when they tried to apply for marriage licenses in Cook&nbsp;County.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 15:40:52 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 3812 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Clerk: Gay marriage is 'long past due' in Illinois, two lawsuits also filed Morning headlines - Wednesday, May 30, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-may-30-2012 <p><strong>Nixon to sign funding stream for Mo. veterans homes</strong></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon is set to sign <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-backs-increase-veterans-homes-funding-cut-state-lottery-prizes">legislation</a> that provides a dedicated funding source for the state&rsquo;s veterans homes.</p><p>The measure redirects casino fees that now benefit early childhood programs into a trust fund for the Missouri Veterans Commission. Those early childhood funds will be replaced with money from the state&rsquo;s tobacco settlement.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 11:18:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3810 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Census shows jump in Illinois same-sex households http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/census-shows-jump-illinois-same-sex-households <p>New U.S. Census Bureau figures show the number of Illinois households run by same-sex couples has jumped nearly 42 percent in the last decade.</p><p>That&#39;s from 22,887 in 2000 to 32,469 last year.</p><p>The trend in Illinois mirrors those nationwide and that of <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/census-shows-increase-mo-same-sex-households">the data released recently on neighboring state Missouri</a>. Experts and advocates say social attitudes toward same-sex couples are changing.</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:47:23 +0000 The Associated Press 1801 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Census shows jump in Illinois same-sex households Census shows increase in Mo. same-sex households http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/census-shows-increase-mo-same-sex-households <p>The number of Missouri households led by same-sex partners has increased by more than 60 percent over the past decade.</p><p>New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show Missouri had more than 15,000 households led by someone living with a same-sex partner. Of those, slightly more than 7,000 involved male partners and 8,200 were female partners. There were children in about one-quarter of those households.</p><p>The latest round of population information was released late Wednesday.</p> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:04:50 +0000 The Associated Press 1752 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Census shows increase in Mo. same-sex households