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Orr issues final 1st marriage license
2018-01-10

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Cook County Clerk David Orr issued his final first marriage licenses of the year ( to opposite- and same-sex couples ) on Jan. 2.

He was announced that he will not seek re-election.

The clerk's office issued 1,689 marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2017, according to the office. ( In 2016, it was 2,004. ) The total number of marriage licenses issued in 2017 ( all couples ) was 35,802.

Through the end of 2017, the Cook County clerk's office has issued 12,456 marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In 2018 ( through Jan. 5 ), approximately 20 licenses were issued to LGBT couples.


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