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Most Illinois clerks in no rush to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
A program and an Illinois rainbow flag is placed on a seat for spectators who witnessed Gov. Pat Quinn sign the marriage bill into law.
CHICAGO -- County clerks around Illinois say they won't start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately as Attorney General Lisa Madigan said this week they have the right to do. [...]

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Illinois AG: All county clerks can issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Illinois' Lisa Madigan took a similar stand on 2012 against the state's gay marriage ban, but before the case could go to trial, the Legislature legalized same-sex marriage.
CHICAGO — Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday told an Illinois county clerk that he and others around the state have the right to immediately issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Madigan issued the guidance in response to a question from Macon County Clerk Stephen Bean, who questioned the legal [...]

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Growing number of attorneys general refusing to defend gay marriage bans

Friday, February 14, 2014
Bob Brown, Richmond Times-DispatchVirginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks during a news conference at his office in Richmond, Va., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 where he applauded the overnight decision by a federal judge to strike down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.
NORFOLK, Va. — The day after a federal judge struck down Virginia's gay-marriage ban, state Attorney General Mark Herring wasn't vowing to appeal or insisting his state's law was sound. [...]

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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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Illinois state attorneys refuse to defend state’s ban on same-sex marriage

Friday, June 22, 2012
Lisa Madigan (left) and Anita Alvarez
CHICAGO -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez on Thursday announced that they will not Illinois's 16-year-old ban on same-sex marriage. [...]

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