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Illinois Law and Same-Sex Unions

Earlier this week the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8, a voter referendum passed last fall that would amend the state's constitution to restrict marriage to straight couples. At the same time the court ruled that all same-sex marriages that had previously taken place in the California are still valid. And right here in Illinois, advocates are hoping to pass a law creating civil unions for same-sex couples in Illinois.

Where exactly are we, and what does all this activity mean for Illinois? Andrew Koppelman, professor at Northwestern University School of Law and Rick Garcia, Director of Public Policy at Equality Illinois take your questions and comments.

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