Skip to comments.Champaign County To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Early [Illinois]
Posted on 02/26/2014 9:45:39 AM PST by GIdget2004
Just days after a federal judge gave Cook County the green light to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses right away, a Republican county clerk from downstate is taking it upon himself to the same in his county.
Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten said his office will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately.
Denying a license to a same sex couple would provide no benefit to the County and would likely result in litigation at taxpayer expense, he said in a news release.
The state law allowing same-sex couples to get married does not officially take effect until June 1, but last Friday, U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman ruled Cook County could begin issuing licenses immediately, after several gay couples had sued Cook County Clerk David Orr to force him to issue them licenses right away.
Orr did not oppose the suit, and actually argued on the plaintiffs behalf in court filings, so Coleman saw no reason to force the couples or anyone else to wait until June 1.
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I lived in Champaign Co. for three years. You wouldn’t believe the number of guys named ‘Gordy’ there were...
he’s not a republican. And he’s likely a faggot
It is not enough that every federal judge feels at liberty to overturn our laws. Now two-bit county clerks think they can do so with impunity.