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Obergefell’s Effects on Same-Sex Illinois Couples

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a historic ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage in every state. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Illinois for over a…

Same-Sex Nonbiological Parent Established Parental Rights To Children

Under the Illinois Parentage Act, if a child is born to a husband and wife by artificial insemination and the husband signs a written consent, the husband is treated as…

Another bonus for married same-sex couples in Illinois

Last year, Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill that redefined marriage in Illinois. The historic measure made Illinois the 16th American state to allow same-sex unions. To address the fact…

Cook County same-sex couples being allowed to wed before June 1

Last December, Illinois lawmakers approved same-sex marriage. Same-sex couples who were only allowed to file for civil union before the new legislation can finally apply for a marriage license starting…

Illinois same-sex couples troubled by status in other states

When a 47-year-old Edgewater resident and her partner get ready to travel, the first thing they think about is their legal documents. The couple, who have an adopted son, note…

Same-sex couples with terminal illness can get married instantly

Same-sex marriage will take effect in June in Illinois. Many gay couples were delighted after the court approved the same-sex law in the state. Some of them have waited a…

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