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posted Friday, May 25, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 21
Same-sex marriage supporters take their fight to Illinois courts
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Same-sex marriage supporters take their fight to Illinois courts

By Rex W. Huppke, Chicago Tribune reporter

The gay and lesbian civil rights movement in Illinois has long worked on forging a legislative path to marriage equality, buoyed last year by the passage of a law allowing same-sex civil unions.

But with uncertainty about a gay marriage bill moving through Springfield any time soon  the House bill introduced this year was pulled midway through the session  advocates are opening up a new path.

The gay rights group Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois each plan to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the clerk of Cook County, claiming that not issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the Illinois Constitution.

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