Friday, 3 June 2011

Senate Bill 1716 - Illinois

"Civil union" means a legal relationship between 2 persons,
of either the same or opposite sex, established pursuant to
this Act.

This bill was introduced in Feb 2009 and passed the house in Nov 2010 by a 61-52 margin. It passed the senate on 1 December 2010 by 32-24

It was signed into law by governor Pat Quinn and took effect on 1 June 2011.

It entitles same sex couples to 650 rights afforded to heterosexual couples.

Congratulations Illinois!

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