WINDY CITY TIMES
||IL civil unions number 5,185 since they began in 2011
From a news release
December 20, 2012, Chicago, Illinois The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) has conducted a survey of every county in Illinois and found that there have been 5,185 civil union licenses issued in Illinois since civil unions began in June of 2011 (per county results attached). These results come as the General Assembly prepares to vote on the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (HB5170) as early as January.
"Almost 5200 couples have chosen to join in civil union to gain the state-level protections that are afforded to couples in a marriage," stated Rick Garcia, Director of the Equal Marriage Illinois Project and Senior Policy Advisor of The Civil Rights Agenda. "The majority of these couples are same-sex couples, and civil unions do not provide the protections that marriage does. We still find couples in emergency rooms that have problems explaining their relationship. Nobody knows what a civil union is, but everyone knows what a marriage is and we must treat every family equally and with the same respect. We are seeing a push for equal marriage at every level of Government throughout Illinois and the polling has sent a clear message that the time for marriage in Illinois is now."
The survey was concluded as of 12/18/2012.
County/ # of Unions
Survey concluded 12.18.2012
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