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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...

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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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