As a lawsuit to overturn Illinois’ ban on same-sex marriage moves along slowly in Cook County Circuit Court, a decision made yesterday in a New York federal appeals court could render the Prairie State suit moot. Read more »
The county clerks of Effingham and Tazwell have filed a request to defend Illinois' current ban on gay marriage, which ACLU and Lambda Legal have legally challenged.
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez declared yesterday that she
will not defend a state ban on gay marriage after Lambda Legal
and ACLU Illinois sued to overturn the ban.
A federal Court of Appeals in Boston has found the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.