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Cook County Clerk David Orr Hopes To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Soon!
As a long-time advocate of marriage equality, Clerk Orr applauds the Illinois Senate’s passage of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
“It is a good day for love,” said Clerk Orr, who was recently honored by the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. “The Illinois Senate took a historic step forward today. I am hopeful that very soon I will have the ability to issue marriage licenses to the thousands of same-sex couples who help make up our communities.”
Clerk Orr began issuing Civil Union licenses to couples on June 1, 2011, when the Illinois law took effect. Since that time, nearly 3,000 same-sex couples applied for a civil union license in Cook County. Of those, 1,588 were female couples and 1,309 were male couples.
Orr Says Same Sex Marriage Should be Legal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2012
Cook County Clerk David Orr announced today he has filed his responses to the complaints in Lazaro v. Orr and Darby v. Orr, the lawsuits filed against the Clerk on May 30, 2012 which claim that Illinois’ prohibition against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
According to Orr, he has told the Court that he agrees with the plaintiffs that they should be entitled to marry. Orr also said that he does not contest their claims that they were denied marriage licenses.
“Marriage equality is long overdue in Illinois,” Orr said. “I support it in no uncertain terms.”
Clerk Orr and State’s Attorney Alvarez answer questions about today’s filing. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)
Cook County, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Cook County Clerk David Orr announced today he has filed his responses to the complaints in Lazaro v. Orr and Darby v. Orr, the lawsuits filed against the Clerk on May 30, 2012 which claim that Illinois’ prohibition against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.