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Six Months Later, Illinois Finally Has Marriage Equality

marriage rally illinoisThis is shaping up to be a very busy summer for marriage equality, and we’re kicking it off with some good news: as of this week, the freedom to marry extends across all of Illinois.

Governor Pat Quinn signed the marriage bill into law last November, but residents have had to wait months for it to actually take effect. Well, some residents have had to wait, at least; a handful of counties started issuing licenses early. But now at last you can go and get married no matter what part of the state you live in.

And keep an eye on some on some of the western states over the next few months. In the last week, a bunch of courts announced schedules for briefings and oral argument. Texas, Nevada, Michigan, and Idaho are all on the calendar for major milestones from now until September. Plus we could get a ruling in the Virginia case any day now.

Meanwhile, bless their hearts, the National Organization for Marriage is still trying to untangle their screw-up in Oregon. After failing to intervene in a marriage case, they’re hoping Justice Kennedy will give them a second chance. He’ll consider their application this week, but there’s no telling when he’ll actually make a decision. Either way, their chances of stopping marriage now that it’s started are pretty darn slim.

By:           matt baume
On:           Jun 3, 2014
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  • 3 Comments
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Thank you Governor Quinn.

      Jun 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickieJohnson
      DickieJohnson

      Do any of the Attys-General who are trying to uphold the States’ bans on gay marriage realize just how ridiculous they sound? That Blondi in FL is the worst case of LMFAO.

      @Matt Baume: Adorable man, are you single? You’re intelligent AND cute. I wanna marry you!

      Jun 3, 2014 at 11:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      When finally all stats will have Marriage equality, all is left to do! is send all whites republican Christian back to Europe.

      Jun 4, 2014 at 8:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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