blog home chicago gay rights debate - Chicago Illinois Family Law Blog

chicago gay rights debate - Chicago Illinois Family Law Blog

Gay and Lesbian Couples Face Indefensible Financial Discrimination

By Jeffrey Knipmeyer on March 12, 2013

Gay and lesbian couples face civil and social discrimination in states where same-sex marriage has not been legalized. According to Suze Orman, personal finance expert and host of “The Suze Orman Show” on CNBC, in a special report to CNN, while that discrimination is inexcusable, the financial discrimination those couples face is indefensible.

Nine states and the District of Columbia have made same-sex marriages legal. And even though that is encouraging for those who believe that all U.S. citizens deserve basic civil rights, what is needed, according to Orman, is for the federal government to recognize same-sex marriage. Orman believes that would eliminate current financial discrimination.

Read more…

Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Bill Clears House Committee

By Nottage and Ward on February 28, 2013

In a six-to-five vote, a bill that would make same-sex marriages legal in the state of Illinois cleared the House Executive Committee just before 10:00 p.m. February 26th, 2013. As reported by The Chicago Tribune, the bill now will move on to the full House. There the bill is expected to undergo its toughest test. Representative Greg Harris, a democrat from Chicago who is sponsoring the same-sex marriage bill, says the bill is needed because the status of those who are in civil unions often goes misunderstood. His belief is that all Illinois families should be treated equally under Illinois law.

If the bill passes the House, Illinois governor Pat Quinn has vowed to sign it into law. Illinois would become the tenth state in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriages. The bill was passed in the Senate on Valentine’s Day. Less than two years have passed since the first civil union certificates were issued by the state.

Read more…

Little Black Pearl The Business of ArtWe are proud sponsors of Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center.

To learn more, click here.

Friends of the Chicago RiverProud Member of Friends of the Chicago River.

To learn more, click here.

Client Reviews

Five Stars5 Leslie has been the strongest representation I could ask for

Leslie has been the strongest representation I could ask for in a very complicated, emotional matter. She has continuously looked out for my best interest and the best interest of my son. She is always prompt in getting back to me and in keeping me well informed about my case.

Read More Client Reviews

Avvo Top Contributor Family Law - Jeffrey Knipmeyer
Avvo Top Contributor Divorce Law - Jeffrey Knipmeyer