Lambda Legal Lawsuit Claims Same-Sex Couples' Marriage Inequality Violates Illinois Constitution

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May 30, 2012

More coverage of Lambda Legal's lawsuit seeking marriage equality in Illinois. Over at Metro Weekly, Chris Geidner writes:

All of the 16 couples in the Lambda Legal lawsuit requested but were denied marriage licenses by Orr's office over the course of the past several months.


The Lambda Legal complaint [also] claims that the marriage laws in Illinois violate the Illinois Constitution's protections against passage of "special legislation"—the law banning same-sex couples from marrying and only allowing them civil unions—when a general law—the state marriage law—could easily apply to them.

Earlier: "Marriage in Illinois—It's Just Time"; "Illinois Marriage Lawsuit in the News"