The plaintiffs in our Illinois marriage lawsuit include 16 same-sex couples from across the state and their families. Their moving stories make it perfectly clear: It's just time for marriage equality in Illinois.
Lambda Legal and other legal, medical and social services providers in a letter point to the agency's "lack of a uniform and appropriate method of processing recipients' requests" to change the gender listed in official records and benefit cards.
Marriage says “we are family” in the way no other word does. Same-sex couples share many of the same hopes, dreams and values as their neighbors and friends. And marriage strengthens families, giving couples the tools and security to build a life together and protect their families.