Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2016-09-21
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


  WINDY CITY TIMES

Court rejects bid by anti-gay groups to join IL marriage case
by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times
2012-11-30

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


Three anti-gay institutions will not be allowed to intervene against lawsuits that seek same-sex marriage in Illinois, Lambda Legal has announced.

The Cook County Circuit Court has rejected the requests of Illinois Family Institute (IFI), the Church of Christian Liberty and Grace-Gospel Fellowship church to intervene in the cases.

Tazewell County Clerk Christie Webb and Effingham County Clerk Kerry Hirtzel are already intervening to fight the lawsuits after Cook County Clerk David Orr, named in the suits, called the ban "unconstitutional" and refused to defend it. The clerks are represented by the Thomas More Society.

IFI and the churches had argued that they had a vested interest in the cases, filed by Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. IFI had said its interest rested in the fact that it had dedicated significant resources and energy to fighting same-sex marriage in the state. The churches said that overturning the ban would force them to perform same-sex marriages because the Illinois Human Rights Act mandates equal access to public accommodations.

But attorneys for the 25 couples suing for the right to marry countered that none of the three had a direct interest in the cases and that allowing them into the arena would unnecessarily slow the legal process.

Lambda Legal announced court's rejection of the petition to intervene Nov. 30.

"We are now closer to the day these families can tell their stories in court, and explain in their own words why it is so hurtful and wrong to exclude them and their children ever from belonging to married families, without further unnecessary delays," said Camilla Taylor, marriage project director for Lambda Legal, in a statement.


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Relationships & the Law Today 2016-09-21
SIDEBAR LGBTQs, gun-violence prevention coalition to provide education, action 2016-09-21
Mbiganyi Lashani: The life behind one of Chicago's 500 murder victims 2016-09-21
National roundup: Pence in lawsuit, #BiWeek, trans murders 2016-09-21
World: Swedish deportation, reproductive study, ISIS attacks gay men 2016-09-21
Artist Marketa Sivek supporting Lawrence Hall 2016-09-20
Nat'l LGBTQ Task Force reacts to police shooting of unarmed Black man Terence Crutcher 2016-09-20
HRC, ENC, civic leaders thank Charlotte Mayor Roberts for with LGBTQs 2016-09-19
Downstate man prepares challenge in LGBT video 2016-09-17
National LGBTQ Task Force condemns police killing of 13-year-old Black boy 2016-09-17
LGBTQ and Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition join for education, action 2016-09-17
LGBTQ and Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition join for education, action 2016-09-17
NCAVP mourns killing of T.T. Saffore, a Chicago transgender woman of color 2016-09-15
ACLU asks Court not to review decision protecting trans student's restroom access 2016-09-14
ACC follows NCAA in moving championship games out of North Carolina over HB2 2016-09-14
Wisc. court orders accurate birth certificates for kids of same-sex spouses 2016-09-14
Anti-gay U.S. pastor Steven Anderson barred from entering South Africa 2016-09-13
Lambda Legal to honor NCAA in Indiana 2016-09-13
LGBT ministry thanks Kaine for hopeful words on Catholic church, same-sex marriage 2016-09-12
NCAA moves all championship events out of North Carolina over anti-LGBTQ HB2 law 2016-09-12
Vigil remembers murdered trans woman 2016-09-12
Transgender woman found slain on Chicago's West Side 2016-09-12
Sept 12 deadline for Pulse Victim's Fund, disbursement set 2016-09-12
Clementi's roommate to be retried 2016-09-09
Death of civil rights activist "horrifying and disturbing" 2016-09-08
Illinois high court asked to rehear bar on claims by unmarried partners 2016-09-08
Survey analyzes perceptions of police mistreatment 2016-09-07
National roundup: Jeff Montgomery memorial; custody ruling; Orlando hero 2016-09-06
AFC, Harvard Law file federal complaint against Humana 2016-09-06
HRC: New Nonpartisan Poll Shows Majority of Americans oppose anti-equality laws 2016-09-05
Marine veteran who saved lives Orlando LGBT club shooting to be honored 2016-08-31
County Clerk issues 10,000th same-sex marriage license 2016-08-31
National roundup: Pulse Nightclub, Clinton endorsement, mayor marries 2016-08-30
World news: Couple father triplets, Australian vote, John Kerry 2016-08-30
Local activist chronicles history of marriage equality in new book 2016-08-30
NW Indiana coalition launching Sept. 10 2016-08-30
Orr, marriage backers anticipate 10,000 same-sex licenses 2016-08-29
Lambda Legal honors NCAA for fight for LGBT rights in Indiana and nation-wide 2016-08-28
Labor issues regulations for federal contractors on LGBTQ non-discrimination protections 2016-08-28
NC blocked from enforcing anti-trans law against plaintiffs while suit proceeds 2016-08-26
 



Copyright © 2016 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.

www.windycitymediagroup.com
[email protected]  •  [email protected]  •  [email protected]

Website Powered by LoveYourWebsite.com