* 8:35 am - From state Rep. Greg Harris’ Facebook page…
Governor Pat Quinn will sign the Civil Union Law on Monday, January 31. The signing ceremony will be in the afternoon in the Chicago Loop, and open to the public. Details will be announced early next week.
Harris, of course, was the House sponsor, so he should know what he’s talking about. [Hat tip: NowInGayChicago]
*** UPDATE *** From the governor’s office…
**Monday, January 24, 2011**
CHICAGO – Next Monday, Governor Pat Quinn will sign the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act (SB1716) with guests and members of the public. With this law, Illinois joins the handful of U.S. states that have expanded recognition and rights to all families. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the signing of this historic legislation.
WHEN: January 31, 2011 at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street
ADDITIONAL: Members of the public are invited to witness this historic occasion.
As space is limited, RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org are encouraged.
Guests without an RSVP will be seated as space is available.
Event is open press.