Retrieved July 3, After a legislative misstep, she again introduced the legislation as an amendment, this time to a House bill. Section 5. Associated Press via The Denver Post. Clair County began issuing licenses to same-sex couples the next day,  and officials in Cass and Jackson counties said they would do so.
Continuing jurisdiction - proceed with caution? Lambda Legal. Section of the Act amends section 60 of the Civil Union Act Reciprocity to provide that a marriage "whether of the same sex or different sexes and provided that it is not a common law marriage, legally entered into in another jurisdiction shall be recognized in this State as a marriage in accordance with the provisions of the [IMDMA].
Retrieved March 6,
Pat Ewert, left, and Vernita Gray were the first same-sex couple to be married in Illinois after receiving permission from a judge to wed before the law went into effect, because of Gray's serious illness. Illinois established civil unions on June 1,after Governor Quinn signed legislation on January 31, Retrieved February 21,
Section 7 of the Act provides for exemptions for private clubs to the extent they are also exempt under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Retrieved June 15, March 5, Huppke June 1, January 3,