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.
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.
UPDATE: Following Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's filing yesterday, Lambda Legal Marriage Project Director Camilla Taylor spoke to the Chicago Tribune: "I've never encountered this before.