Round up: Marriage comes to all of Illinois

Marriage licenses are now being issued to same-sex couples in every county around the state of Illinois, starting on Sunday, June 1 it's about time Illinois has issued marriage for same-sex couples in all of 102 counties. When it comes to marriage equality, Illinois is one pretty confusing state. It's taken Illinois a long journey to get to marriage equality. Now, let me explain why...

16 counties began issuing marriage licenses earlier than June 1 because for a certain amount of time 86 counties decided that the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act needed to be taken care of first before the Federal judges agreed to marriage equality. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the law in November and set June 1 as an official date to issue marriage. Congrats Illinois on being the 15th state to allow same-sex partners to marry.

The Windy City Times has been keeping up with marriage equality in Illinois. Here's what has been going on the past few weeks.Take a look!
Unity in Chicago held biggest event, 40 couples, straight and LGBT, in a very sweet ceremony—includes photos and videos.
United Latino Pride celebrates with four weddings
Biggest MINI Wedding held May 31
Illinois LGBT leaders, allies press Rauner on marriage
Marriage Equality celebrated at the Field Museum
 GOV. QUINN: Our Destination Full of Hope: Marriage Equality in Illinois 

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