Edge Boston reports:
The Cook County clerk’s office says it has issued 575 marriage licenses to same-sex couple in the month since it was allowed by a court ruling. Cook County Clerk David Orr said Friday that the couples have come from 17 states besides Illinois and 11 Illinois counties outside Cook County. A state law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect June 1. But a federal judge in Chicago ruled Feb. 21 that Illinois’ original ban was unconstitutional. Cook County started issuing the licenses the same day.
Along with Cook County, at least 6 other counties in the state are now issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. The rest are, apparently, waiting for June 2nd, the original date set by the law.