More than 5,000 same-sex marriages in Illinois
Equality Illinois survey finds new same-sex marriages and civil union conversions in every corner of the state
July 10, 2014 /LGBT News/ In a news release, Equality Illinois reports that a survey of all 102 Illinois counties revealed that at least 3,274 marriage licenses have been issued and another 1,694 civil unions were converted to marriages.
The group also announced that couples married out-of-state had their marriages recognised in the state.
“It is heartwarming to see that thousands of couples have been able to get married who were denied that right just months ago. Love and commitment are what make a marriage, and our state now recognizes that reality. And thousands of loving couples and their children are protected by the new marriage equality law,” said Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, the state’s oldest and largest organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans.
Read the Equality Illinois survey here.