April 29, January 7, Copley News Service. The law was upheld by the Illinois Supreme Court in in People v. On Top Magazine.
One, Inc. Democratic leaders, in the minority in both chambers, have repeatedly asked to no avail that the measure be tabled because they believe it's too divisive an issue. This was immediately corrected by the Illinois Department of Health office, only after the US news media reported on the matter.
The House of Representatives passed the bill legalizing same-sex marriage by a 61—54 vote on November 5,narrowly achieving the vote threshold. But at least one of the parties to an Illinois divorce must be a resident. Chicago has a vibrant LGBT community.
Section is added to the IMDMA to provide for automatic consent to the jurisdiction of the Illinois courts for any purpose by parties who enter into a same-sex marriage in this state, "even if one or both parties cease to reside in this state. Section of the IMDMA "Formalities" is amended by substituting "2 persons" for "a man and a woman" as a threshold, formal requirement for a valid marriage.
Key provisions of the Act The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act consists of 10 sections addressing formalities of creation, rights and protections in recognition, and dissolution. On April 10,a bill that would have banned sexual orientation change efforts conversion therapy failed in the Illinois House of Representatives with a 44—51 vote and 22 members not voting.
Washington Post. Retrieved June 3, In November , a federal judge ordered that a female same-sex couple be allowed to marry because long-time activist and civil servant Vernita Gray was terminally ill. The federal decision in Windsor , which recognizes same-sex marriage under all of federal law without regard to the parties' residence - but only if valid where celebrated - is a compelling incentive for couples from non-recognition states to go elsewhere to marry.
The timing could not have been better, for couples hoping to marry, at least, given the demise of section 3 of DOMA in the U. The law allows the state to recognize same-sex marriages performed outside of Illinois as the equivalent of an Illinois civil union.