After months of delay, Illinois is set to become the 15th state to allow same sex marriage, after state lawmakers approved the bill last night. Morning Shift is covering the story from all angles, getting reactions from listeners, citizens, and lawmakers.
What are the possible Prop 8 and DOMA outcomes and legal ramifications of each case? The Justices seemed to be looking for a way out of making a big decision, which opens the door to all sorts of possibilities.
“Resistance to giving me the birth certificate,” I texted my wife Tuesday from the brightly lit basement office of Cook County’s Office of Vital Records.I was there to pick up our son’s official papers, vital for a million real world things, like a passport.
Illinois State Representative Deb Mell says she plans to marry fiancée Christin Baker in Iowa, despite the likely passage of a civil unions bill next year. “We’re thrilled and grateful, obviously,” Mell said about the law. “But we really want that marriage license.”