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Monday, June 02, 2014

Law - "Today, Monday — the first business day that Illinois' same-sex marriage law is in effect"

Stephanie K. Baer has a report today in the Chicago Tribune. A quote:

Because the state's same-sex marriage law took effect Sunday, clerks in most collar counties said they planned to begin issuing licenses to same-sex couples Monday morning. * * *

Although more than 1,600 same-sex couples have been able to get marriage licenses from the Cook County clerk's office since Feb. 21, when a federal judge in Chicago ruled that the delayed effective date of the state law was unnecessary, June 1 still carries significance for many who had waited to hold wedding receptions and other celebrations until Sunday.

The February ruling, which was only effective in Cook County, expanded the decision by another federal court judge to allow a terminally ill woman with breast cancer to marry her female partner before the law's effective date.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 2, 2014 01:37 PM
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