An Illinois group wants to intervene against a lawsuit seeking to make the state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional.  The Illinois Family Institute, which opposes gay marriage, is seeking a judge's permission to help defend the state's position.  In May, a group of gay and lesbian couples filed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban. 


A Cook County Circuit Judge will make a decision about the group's request at a hearing in early November.  


(Copyright WBGZ Radio/ )