Although she calls a court ruling granting immediate marriage equality in Cook County, Ill., “persuasive,” Attorney General Lisa Madigan avoids telling clerks in other counties what to do now. Update: Gov. Pat Quinn says Madigan’s guidance means the state will accept marriage licenses issued by any county.
With county clerks reaching different conclusions on the impact of last week’s marriage equality ruling in Cook County, one clerk is asking the state’s top lawyer to give some guidance.
Same-sex couples who may be running out of time due to terminal illness won’t have to wait to marry any longer.
A race against time in Illinois, where a new marriage law takes effect next June.
Over 2,000 people rallied and marched outside the Illinois Capitol for marriage equality, but the House of Representatives likely won’t vote on the state’s marriage bill until next month.