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Cook County, Ill., reports 120 same-sex civil unions converted to marriages

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
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CHICAGO -- Cook County, Ill., Clerk David Orr says 120 same-sex couples converted civil unions to marriages Monday as Illinois' new marriage equality law took effect. The same law allowing same-sex marriage also allows same-sex couples to easily convert civil unions into marriages, and the couple's date of marriage is [...]

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Cook County, Ill., approaches 1,000 marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Thursday, April 17, 2014
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CHICAGO -- Cook County, Ill., has issued almost 1,000 marriage licenses since it was allowed to do so by a court ruling. [...]

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Cook County, Ill., issues 258 marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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CHICAGO — Cook County issued 258 marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the first week it was allowed to do so by a court ruling. [...]

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Cook County, Ill., issues more than 80 marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
M. Spencer Green, APCharlie Gurion, center, and David Wilk hold up their marriage license as Cook County Clerk David Orr, left looks on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Chicago.
CHICAGO — More than 80 same-sex couples have gotten marriage licenses in Cook County, including some from other Illinois counties who apparently didn't want to wait until gay marriage becomes legal statewide on June 1. [...]

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Wedding bells ring early for same-sex couples in Illinois’ Cook County

Friday, February 21, 2014
Cook County Clerk David Orr, left, performs a marriage ceremony for Theresa Volpe, second from left, and Mercedes Santos on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Chicago.
CHICAGO — Jubilant same-sex couples began lining up for marriage licenses in Chicago on Friday after a federal judge ruled there was no reason for residents of Illinois' largest county to wait until the state's new gay marriage law takes effect, a decision some hope will prompt county clerks statewide [...]

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Ill. governor applauds ruling allowing same-sex couples to wed in Cook County

Friday, February 21, 2014
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, center, signs the state's marriage equality bill into law on Nov. 20, 2013. The measure goes into effect statewide June 1, 2014.
CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is applauding a federal judge's ruling to allow same-sex couples in Cook County to immediately wed. [...]

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First same-sex couple in line in Cook County to obtain marriage license

Friday, February 21, 2014
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CHICAGO — The first same-sex couple is in line in Cook County to get a license. Clerk David Orr said he would start offering the licenses Friday afternoon after a federal judge's ruling. [...]

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Chicago mayor Emanuel praises ruling allowing gay couples to begin marrying

Friday, February 21, 2014
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CHICAGO -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is praising a federal judge's ruling that allows gay couple to marry immediately in Cook County. [...]

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Federal judge says same-sex marriages can begin in Chicago, Cook County

Friday, February 21, 2014
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CHICAGO — A federal judge says same-sex couples in Chicago don't have to wait until June to marry. Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman's Friday order says there is no reason to delay same-sex marriages in Illinois, when the state's law is set to take effect. [...]

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Judge to decide in Sept. on whether to dismiss challenge to Ill. gay marriage ban

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Patrick Bova and Jim Darby, lead plaintiffs in the Lambda Legal suit, entered into a civil union in 2011.
CHICAGO — A judge in Cook County, Ill., won’t decide until late September on whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s same sex marriage ban. [...]

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