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Champaign County To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Early [Illinois]
CBS 2 Chicago ^ | 02/26/2014 | CBS News

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 plaintiff’s behalf in court filings, so Coleman saw no reason to force the couples — or anyone else — to wait until June 1.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda

1 posted on 02/26/2014 9:45:39 AM PST by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

I lived in Champaign Co. for three years. You wouldn’t believe the number of guys named ‘Gordy’ there were...


2 posted on 02/26/2014 9:53:16 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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3 posted on 02/26/2014 10:25:06 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: GIdget2004

he’s not a republican. And he’s likely a faggot


4 posted on 02/26/2014 11:00:28 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: GIdget2004

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.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 8:08:23 PM PST by OMON
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