Equality Illinois, the state's oldest LGBT organization, filed the "Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act" Feb. 8. The staff says there's no definite time table to when the legislature will vote on it.
Caroline Staerk, field director for Equality Illinois, said the equal-marriage bill was attached to the initial civil union bill that past last year, but Illinois wasn't ready for a marriage equality bill so it was dropped.
Iowa and Massachusetts have the lowest rates of all divorces in the nation.
Courtesy of the Williams Institute
Most states that grant civil unions and same-sex marriages don't track statistics, but for those who do, divorce rates tend to be lower for same-sex couples than for those of opposite-sex marriages. The data in the table represent statistics of same-sex couples only.