Lawsuits all the rage in Illionois for marriage equality
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Lambda Legal and the ACLU have joined forces this afternoon to file lawsuits against the state of Illinois in attempt to gain marriage rights for 25 same-sex couples who say barring them from marriage in their home-state is a clear violation of Illinois’s guarantee of ‘equal protection and treatment’ clause in their ‘constitution’.
Jim Darby and Patrick Kova were two of the first same-sex couples to initiate the lawsuits against the state, and say they have no intentions of backing off until their rights to marry are granted.
- Less than a year after civil unions, ACLU sues for gay marriage in Illinois (illinoisreview.typepad.com)
- Gay marriage supporters take fight to courts (chicagotribune.com)
- ACLU lawsuit to challenge gay marriage ban (onlineathens.com)
- ACLU lawsuit to challenge Illinois gay-marriage ban (washingtontimes.com)
- Illinois Gay Marriage Battle Heads To The Courts (huffingtonpost.com)