Same-Sex Civil Unions To Become Legal In Illinois

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May 24, 2011

"Same-sex civil unions become legal in Illinois next week, and backers plan a downtown event to celebrate the occasion.

"...Equality Illinois CEO Bernard Cherkasov said judges will be on hand to perform ceremonies for 30 couples.

"...Cherkasov said he expects some confusion to take place when the law changes. But Lambda Legal attorney Christopher Clark said he has no indication that any county clerks will try to stand in the way of the licensing procedure."