CHICAGO — Cook County Clerk David Orr says 120 same-sex couples converted civil unions to marriages Monday as Illinois’ new marriage equality law took effect.
Couples with civil unions can get a $65 marriage license free of charge at any Cook County clerk’s offices until May 31, 2015.
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The couple’s date of marriage will be backdated to their date of civil union. Both partners need to appear at a county clerk’s office to make the change.
Couples must have the conversion done in the county where they received their civil union.
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