Old Illinois law complicates same-sex marriages for some out-of-state couples. An Illinois representative who sponsored the state’s new same-sex marriage law says he will seek to tweak an old statute that appears to void marriages for gay couples from states, including Missouri, where such unions remain illegal.
Equality Illinois, a major advocacy group for same-sex marriage that lobbies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in Illinois. Equality Illinois, a major advocacy group for same-sex marriage that lobbies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in Illinois. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at a brunch. A week after the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act took effect.
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I heard today that Florida is up to her tricks again and just can’t quite figure out how to looking intelligent, sane or compassionate in the 21st century (bless her heart). Read more: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/kimberlyknight/2014/06/gay-marriage-causes-harm-how/#ixzz33RekLzSF
IMPORTANT INFORMATION for Missouri couples in the St Louis area. If you are a non-resident of Illinois - you cannot obtain a marriage license if the said marriage would be void in their state (ie Missouri).