The 10,th same-sex marriage license in Cook County was issued on August Same-sex unions in the United States. Chicago Tribune. Huppke June 1,
March 13, No actual cases to date. Following the Governor's signature of the law that legalized same-sex marriage in Illinois, civil unions remain in effect and operative for both opposite-sex and same-sex couples. Performed statewide in 18 states and Mexico Cityin certain municipalities in three other states, and recognized by all states in same sex marriage legalized in in Peoria cases.
District Court judge ruled that same-sex couples in Cook County could marry immediately and need not wait for the law to take effect on June 1. The House of Representatives passed the bill legalizing same-sex marriage by a 61—54 vote on November 5,narrowly achieving the vote threshold.
Both contended that the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act violated the Illinois Constitution 's guarantees of equal protection and due process. David Paterson directed state agencies to recognize same-sex marriage. March 4,
Huffington Post. Chicago Tribune. Neither performed nor recognized in Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands. So tonight, Michelle and I are overjoyed for all the committed couples in Illinois whose love will now be as legal as ours — and for their friends and family who have long wanted nothing more than to see their loved ones treated fairly and equally under the law.