Orrchallenging the refusal of the Cook County Clerk's Office headed by David Orr to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. September 27, Retrieved November 20, Same-sex unions in the United States. Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States.
Iowa legalized gay marriage in when its Supreme Court overturned a state ban. Archived from the original on 8 February Inbecause Hawaii seemed poised to legalize same-sex marriage the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act was amended to prohibit marriage between two individuals of the same sex,  and state that "marriage between 2 individuals of the same sex is contrary to the public policy of this State".
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As of April 18,more than 9, same-sex couples in Cook County alone had received marriage licenses from Februarywith projections that the number of marriage licenses given to same-sex couples would reach over 10, in the county by summer Common-law marriage.
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You are now following this newsletter. As the article points out, Cook County recently issued the 10,th same-sex marriage license. Iowa legalized gay marriage in when its Supreme Court overturned a state ban. The alternative, in subparagraph b , permits parties to convert their civil union to a marriage merely by applying to do so, but only for a period of one year.
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. Yet this ruling did not expressly provide same-sex couples with the right to marry.