Civil Unions Take Effect In Illinois Today

As Pride month kicks off, so too do civil unions in Illinois. Illinois is the sixth state to offer civil unions to same-sex couples, but Hawaii and Delaware have also passed legislation that will take effect next year. Waymon Hudson points out that there is still a feeling of “healthy impatience for full marriage equality and relationship recognition,” but that’s not stopping couples from celebrating today. Lakeesha Harris and Janean Watkins of Chicago were first in line last night to get their civil union license today. They and all couples have our congratulations!

Update:

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Check out some interviews with couples who were waiting in line.