“Attorney general supports challenge to same-sex marriage ban” @ Chicago Tribune

Posted on June 5, 2012

June 3, 2012: “Two lawsuits that question the constitutionality of the state’s gay marriage ban will get support from Illinois’ attorney general.

Late Friday, Lisa Madigan‘s office filed a notice in Cook County Circuit Court saying it will “present the court with arguments that explain why the challenged statutory provisions do not satisfy the guarantee of equality under the Illinois Constitution.”

The lawsuits, filed Wednesday by the gay rights group Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, are against the clerk of Cook County and claim that his refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates those couples’ rights to due process and equal protection under the state’s constitution…………………….”

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