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Governor And Attorney General Give Go Ahead For Gay Marriage Licenses

Posted by wlpo on March 5, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) – Attorney General Lisa Madigan is telling Illinois’ county clerks they have the right to immediately issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Madigan issued the guidance yesterday in response to a question from the Macon County Clerk. Gov. Pat Quinn says every county clerk in Illinois should quickly follow Madigan’s guidance.

State law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect June 1st. But a federal judge in Chicago ruled Feb. 21st that Illinois’ original ban was unconstitutional. That means there’s nothing to stop couples from marrying now.

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