Marriage Equality has been the law in Cook County since February 21,allowing same-sex couples to apply for marriage licenses. The law allows both same-sex and opposite-sex couples to form civil unions and provides state recognition of substantially similar legal relationships, including same-sex marriages and civil unions, entered into in other jurisdictions.
Additionally, all states may be required to recognize same-sex marriages entered into legally in other states if and when Article 2 of the Defense of Marriage Act DOMA is repealed. Couples who wish to convert their civil unions to marriages can do so by applying for a marriage license and having a marriage ceremony within 60 days of application.
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By Daniele Johnson. Huffington Post. The day expiration timeframe for marriage licenses obtained from the county clerk, is suspended. If you do not have any of these, you will need to provide two alternative forms of identification. Mother Birthplace. NBC Chicago. Some information in it may no longer be current.
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On February 26,Champaign County clerk officials, citing the Cook County ruling, began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. However, that department can supply you with a marriage verification of any marriage in the state that has occurred since Great day!
Orrin federal district court seeking the right to marry without waiting for Illinois' statute to take effect. Go here to check your voter registration and register online. September 27, By April 15, that number had grown to 16 counties.
Your civil union is still legal and valid. Of these, 1, about Civil unions and registered partnerships. Your marriage may be certified by a religious official in good standing, but can also be certified by a non-religious officiant such as a judge or retired judge of a court of record, a judge of the Court of Claims, a county clerk in a county having 2,, or more residents Cook County , or a public official whose powers include solemnization of marriage.