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First Gay Couple In Illinois Granted Civil Union!

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Such a proud moment for the state, and the country!

This morning, gay and lesbian couples were able to receive the state of Illinois' first civil union licenses for the first time ever.

Check out the video of the first couple in line in Cook County, Lakeesha Harris and Janean Watkins, having their application processed at the Daley Center in Chicago (above)!

Wonderful! We tear up a little seeing how happy they are!

Congratulations, you two!

This is a big step in the right direction - now we just need to continue making these moves FORWARD!

EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!

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43 comments to “First Gay Couple In Illinois Granted Civil Union!”



  1. 1

    Congratulations. Progress !



  2. 2

    Who gives a fuck?



  3. 3

    You can't go a day without pushing your gay agenda.

    that's ok….Obama will be leaving next year and the Republicans will shut you and what little gay friends you have down.

  4. REPUB says – reply to this


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    this is disgusting



  5. 5

    People should love whoever they want to … Good news!



  6. 6

    Re: Team Kim Richards – You really think Obama is leaving? You fool.



  7. 7

    This is a country built on freedom… not everyone needs to agree that same sex marriage is the right way of life for them to follow, but that doesn't mean they have the right to prevent two people who love each other to enjoy the same things that opposite sex couples do. Shame on anyone who wants to hold people back from their own freedom.



  8. 8

    Re: DSummerfan – agreed



  9. 9

    Re: Team Kim Richards – You do realize that this is *HIS* blog, and since he's gay, he'll say whatever the fuck he feels like, right? It's cool, you can continue to drink the Republican kool-aid and pray to god that the GOP can pull their heads out of their ass long enough to figure out which way is up right before they lose the election (AGAIN). The fact of the matter is gay marriage/civil unions WILL be commonplace and legal in the not-too-distant future. Get over yourself, you dumb homophobic fuck.



  10. 10

    Re: KingKoppa – yeah…..keep watching loser.



  11. 11

    Re: Oh Resist Her – prove it…..whine all you want….doesn't mean it will ever happen…there are more God followers who will block you than there are gay lovers..

    remember Prop 8…….hahahahahah



  12. 12

    Fantastic! This is at least something…. Why two consenting adults wouldn't be able to get married is beyond me. Keep this up America!



  13. 13

    Keep feeding the trolls…they crawl on the bridge.



  14. 14

    Re: Team Kim Richards – It's okey… This is a save environment, just come out and stop all this self-loathing. You spent your time commenting on everything here trying to convince yourself of something. Just stop, look in a mirror and ask yourself what kind of person do you want to be. Is this really it?



  15. 15

    awesoooommmeee! but i dont live in illinois smh. hurry up new york..validate me!



  16. 16

    What has he done to deserve to stay another 4 years ?



  17. 17

    Re: dryan1971 – Not be Sarah Palin?



  18. 18

    Finally Proud of something that has happened in my state. Hopefully this is the first step towards equality in all states and gay marraige in all states.

    To all you Gay People/Gay Marriage Haters, SHUT THE FUCK UP. IF YOU DONT LIKE GAY MARRIAGE OR CIVIL UNIONS, THEN DONT GET ONE! OPEN YOUR TINY LITTLE MINDS AND ACCEPT THAT THIS IS THE FUTURE, THIS IS HAPPENING, GET THE FUCK OVER IT. HOW DARE YOU TRY TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM BEING OPEN ABOUT WHO THEY ARE AND WHO THEY LOVE. SHAME ON YOU!!!



  19. 19

    Re: KingKoppa – *I* give a fuck
    beautiful day, congrats to the happy couples



  20. 20

    Re: crazykate88 – Hear, hear! Amen to that sister!



  21. 21

    Re: REPUB – Yes, that it took so long to happen….you're correct.



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  23. 23

    Re: Team Kim Richards – Oh yeah I'm a loser yet you stay on this site to bash the owner. Fucking asshat.



  24. 24

    Wait… I can actually be proud of my state for ONCE? Good news! So glad to hear Illinois is taking a step in the right direction. Let's hope for progression & not regression.



  25. 25

    Re: REPUB
    agreed Illinois may recognize this but God doesn't!!!!!!



  26. 26

    agreed Illinois may recognize this but God DOESNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  27. 27

    It makes me proud to know that our country is making progress. Hopefully, when my children are grown, all people who are in a loving and committed relationship can marry.



  28. 28

    It's a proud day for beefy lesbians in Illinois.



  29. 29

    Congratulations Lakeesha Harris and Janean Watkins!!! :)

  30. tadge says – reply to this


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    You can't go a day without pushing your gay agenda.- eh? catch up with the rest of the civilzed world! All very brave online aren't you? In Western europe we are already way ahead of you in terms of civil rights. Oh right. the black and latino population of the USA don't always have the same rights as the whites. We used to look up to progressive america!

  31. tadge says – reply to this


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    so you are a regular church goer and can recite large tracts of the bible??? er didnt think so!
    What about couples that get married and choose not to have children? Bible doesnt allow that either!



  32. 32

    Re: tadge – Only women who have children will be spared hell (Timothy 2:15)

    And this… What women hasn't broken this: Corinthians 14:34 - women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says.

    People who look to the bible as the word of God should seriously READ the bible!



  33. 33

    Why the hell are most Americans FAT? And the ones that aren't fat… are OBESCE.
    5% of the population of Americans are within a normal weight range.
    Gross nation.



  34. 34

    If we had no means of artificial insemination and the entire world was gay, guess what would happen? Extinction…. But anyway, I don't see why a woman should not be able to love another woman…. I just want to watch.



  35. 35

    About Time. This should be everywhere. Equal Rights/ Freedom 4 all



  36. 36

    about bloody time america came out of the dark ages

    so proud of u pretzel :) )



  37. 37

    How's your love life, Piggy? Do your dates have to have parental consent?



  38. 38

    Are they fans of Lady Gargoyle? Please find out, pig-vomit Mario Larvadrama. I'm sure they must be flop monsters.



  39. 39

    Re: Team Kim Richards – Ah let me guess, you're one of those religious freaks who thinks there's a big man upstairs? ha!…skitzo. Oh and sweetheart, Prop 8 was rebuked for being UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!! I thank my ancestors everyday for choosing Canada (the progressive land) over the US.

    As for the couple, congrats! I wish you the best :)



  40. 40

    Re: ChristopherJ – That's an interpretation. Not all Christians believe that you tool. Some of the better progressive ones have a head on their shoulders and aren't so dogmatic. Your God also said not to judge, guess you have a God complex which, according to your God, is morally wrong. You should not hate the sinner but the sin (the only human who couldn't sin was Jesus Christ).



  41. 41

    Re: Team Kim Richards – i don't think kim richards would want to be associated with you.



  42. 42

    Re: sfortier – I was talking about those people who judge homosexuals because of the bible but do not judge people or themselves for all the other things in the bible. I do realize that most Christians do have a brain of their own and know how to think for themselves.



  43. 43

    Of course its a pair of black monkeys who were first in line. The world is going to hell in a handbasket…