Tuesday, 12 July 2011 21:51

Illinois Celebrated Its First Month Of Civil Unions With More Than 1,600 Licenses

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There is around a month, the civil unions passed in Illinois. A LGBT group announced that already 1,618 licenses had been signed.

The law took effect on June 1st, 2011. In only one month, 1,618 couples applied for a civil unions!

According to Huffingtonpost, the group, Equality Illinois, said they contacted each of the state's county clerks in order to arrive at their estimate. They also asked each clerk for feedback on the law's implementation and, according to their press release, many clerks offered "stories about the excitement that permeated their offices, especially on the first day civil union licenses were offered."