SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Over 5,000 gay marriage licenses since June 1st

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

* From Equality Illinois

More than 5,000 same-sex couples have taken advantage of the new Illinois freedom to marry law to have their love recognized by the state and to enjoy the same rights and benefits of other married couples and their families, according to a new statewide survey conducted by Equality Illinois. […]

Equality Illinois surveyed all 102 Illinois counties and found that at least 3,274 marriage licenses have been issued and 1,694 civil unions converted to marriages in every corner of the state.

In addition, the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which went into effect on June 1, 2014, automatically recognizes the same-sex marriages performed in other states, the District of Columbia and other nations, as marriages in Illinois. […]

Counting an exact number of same-sex couples who have obtained marriage licenses or converted a civil union into a marriage is a challenge because each of the 102 Illinois county clerks keeps records in a different way. Also, some counties, including Cook County, were able to start issuing licenses months before the law went into full effect due to federal court orders, and those numbers are included in the new totals.

The Equality Illinois survey also found that some county clerks combined the new marriage licenses and conversions from civil unions into one number. Other counties–including Will, Ogle, McLean, Kendall, and DeKalb–said they treat all marriages the same so do not keep a record of the same-sex marriages. If they had, the number of newly recorded same-sex marriages would easily be over 5,000.

Still, the Equality Illinois survey found that marriage licenses and civil union conversions were issued everywhere from the 10 licenses and conversions in Alexander County in the southernmost tip of Illinois to the 2,370 new licenses and 800 conversions in Cook County.

In the Chicago metropolitan area, there were also 50 licenses and 119 conversions in DuPage County, 42 licenses and 71 conversions in Lake County, 66 conversions in Will County (which did not separately count licenses issued to same-sex couples), 18 licenses and 25 conversions in McHenry County, and 36 licenses and 71 conversions in Kane County.

In some of the other counties around the state reporting a sizable number of marriages, there were 100 licenses and 45 conversions in Rock Island County, 116 licenses and 79 conversions in Sangamon County, 99 licenses and conversions in Madison County (which didn’t separate the two categories), 108 licenses and 62 conversions in Champaign County, 62 licenses and 4 conversions in Massac County, and 45 licenses and 33 conversions in St. Clair County.

Of the state’s 102 counties, five did not respond to the Equality Illinois inquiries. Nine counties reported no licenses issued to same-sex couples or civil union conversions

62 licenses in Massac County? Wow. Good for them.

The full list is here. Have a look and tell us if anything surprises you.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


16 Comments
  1. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 1:09 pm:

    I feel my het marriage withering on the vine thanks to these gay marriages. Oh woh is me.


  2. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 1:10 pm:

    Make that woe is me. Yes, that’s better.


  3. - Birdseed - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 1:10 pm:

    == 62 licenses in Massac County? Wow. Good for them. ==

    They are coming over from Kentucky, with the added benefit of getting a wedding picture with Superman.


  4. - Tweed Jacket - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 1:14 pm:

    10 / 5 in Clark; one of the few counties that went for Alan Keyes in 04′ Surprising.


  5. - Jimbo - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 1:23 pm:

    Have to think that those Massac County licensees include quite a few Kentuckyians. I didn’t know there were that many residents of the Massac County, much less gay couples ready to tie the knot lol. Anyway, for all the haters out there who asked why the lege should be worried about passing this when they did: 10,000 people, thats how many people were being denied the right to marry but wanted to so. I’d say it was important.


  6. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 1:27 pm:

    Why hasn’t my marriage and family collapsed yet? I was hoping for a little ‘me’ time this summer.

    To the newlyweds, mazeltov.


  7. - Just Observing - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 1:36 pm:

    I went in to get my marriage license (non-same sex) about a month ago — I’d say about 1/3 of the people there were same-sex couples. This was Cook County.


  8. - A guy... - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 1:41 pm:

    === wordslinger - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 1:27 pm:

    Why hasn’t my marriage and family collapsed yet? I was hoping for a little ‘me’ time this summer.

    To the newlyweds, mazeltov.====

    Keep an eye out for that process server Slinger! lol. The Mrs. will get no competition from me.
    I’ll add my mazel tov to yours.


  9. - Nearly Normal - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 1:44 pm:

    According to an earlier article in the Pantagraph, 35 couples with Civil Union Licenses had scheduled a time after June 1 to convert those to a Marriage License in McLean County.

    Looks like same sex marriage is a go in the corn belt.


  10. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 1:48 pm:

    Whose marriage last longer — Deb Mell or Kim Kardashian?


  11. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 2:05 pm:

    ==10 / 5 in Clark; one of the few counties that went for Alan Keyes in 04′ Surprising.==

    Like Masaac, they may get some from across the border with terre haute only a few miles away.


  12. - walker - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 2:06 pm:

    My bet is the success and failure rates over time will be about the same for these new marriages, as for the rest. This equality strengthens our society, and the institution.


  13. - train111 - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 2:51 pm:

    Wabash County is also suprisingly high at 20.


  14. - Precinct Captain - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    ==Why hasn’t my marriage and family collapsed yet? I was hoping for a little ‘me’ time this summer.==

    Something like this?

    http://youtu.be/oymDBLsrewc?t=5m


  15. - kj - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    They could be getting people from Nashville coming up to get married at the casino.


  16. - Macon County - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 5:09 pm:

    Macon County gave the same response as Will, Ogle, McLean, Kendall,and De Kalb. Staring June 1st all marriages are the same and are reported as marriages.
    Marriage equality should mean that all marriages should be report as marriages and only conversions from a civil union to marriage should be reported differently.


TrackBack URI

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * The Wolf Among Us now available on Google Play Store
        * Google Wallet now accepts recurring transfers, shows Low Balance alerts
        * 10 cleverest Lumia shots of the month: Color Pop special
        * Sony Xperia Z3 now available for purchase through T-Mobile
        * Tapkast Brings Ephemeral Status Updates To Your iPhone’s Lock Screen
        * Google Drive, Docs for Android updated with better search, PDF viewer
        * Lenovo Has Completed The $2.91 Billion Acquisition Of Motorola From Google

        * Tim Cook Tells the World ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’
        * Caught between China and low-cost phones, Samsung’s mobile profits plunge
        * Angry Birds Transformers Launched On Android
        * Spend Rarely but Freely to Rebuild Your Wardrobe Over Time
        * Apple CEO Tim Cook officially says that he is gay
        * 13 Inch Lenovo Tablet 2 Windows Announced
        * Lenovo officially buys Motorola Mobility, is now the no. 3 smartphone vendor in the world

        * The offseason begins with a new Chicago manager and old arguments
        * World Series Game 7: Notes and discussion
        * Guillen, White Sox look back on '05 championship
        * White Sox offseason plan roundup: Designated hitter
        * Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent
        * World Series Game 6: Notes and discussion
        * Thomas proud with Big Hurt Brewhouse set to open


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Amazon To Open First Illinois Distribution Faci.....
        * Dave McKinney: Mensch..
        * Advisors, Money Managers Eye Governor Races In .....
        * The demotion of Dave McKinney..
        * Waukegan School Board member apologizes for tel.....


        * Dedication set at memorial of 1994 plane crash
        * Illinois' US Senate candidates spar in last debate
        * Candidates spar in final debate US Senate debate
        * Chicago mayoral candidate says he can raise $3M
        * Judge denies ex-representative new bribery trial
        * Chicago pol investigated in prizes-for-votes plan
        * Restructuring to close 9 Chicago Catholic schools
        * Grocery chain sues Clorox for price discrimination
        * Lawyer: Rap reference in complaint misleading
        * Waukegan school board apologizes for actions

        * Judge denies ex-representative new bribery trial
        * Libertarian candidate for governor gets union cash
        * Illinois Supreme Court justice faces opposition
        * Quinn pledges $1.3M for 3-state intermodal port
        * Vallas: Rauner ‘doesn’t get it’ on minimum wage
        * Acquiring first seeds a dilemma for medical marijuana growers
        * Election 2014: Background on the big races, endorsements, videos
        * Medical pot dilemma: Where to get the first seeds?
        * Vallas: Rauner “doesn’t get it” on minimum wage
        * Ex-state lawmaker could change plea in child porn case

        * Apple CEO: 'I'm proud to be gay'
        * Is this the cheapest price yet for college textbooks?
        * 10 Things to Do
        * Classy in the classroom
        * Allstate profit more than doubles


        * Durbin, Oberweis square off for final time
        * Refund those unfair yellow-light tickets
        * Sad day  when  Catholic  schools  close
        * Let’s not oversell CTA terrorist screenings
        * Let’s not oveRsell CTA terrorist screenings
        * Tourism biz should be more transparent
        * Emanuel: ‘World is different now,’ defends CTA random bag checks
        * Schneider, Dold fighting for the Jewish vote in 10th District: Sweet
        * Off-duty correctional officer shot; wounded suspect arrested at hospital
        * Man awaiting trial on sex assault charges accused of murder


        * Man charged in downtown convenience store robberies
        * Police shoot man in Back of the Yards
        * Waukegan school district, teachers announce tentative contract
        * Trauma center protesters target U. of C. capital campaign
        * U of C: No deal with nurses by Friday; union eyes strike vote
        * Teen shot in Marquette Park
        * Durbin touts record; Oberweis blasts 'political speak'
        * In video, mother tells how she wrapped newborn in plastic, put him in trash
        * Cops: Elgin man charged with murder in park stabbing
        * Cardinal: Closing 7 schools unavoidable in cash-strapped district


        * As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost
        * Authorities: Springfield Woman's BAC Three Times The Legal Limit
        * 2014 Election Coverage: Citizens, here's your homework!
        * Aldermen skip chance to ask about city’s handling of police commander
        * Immigrant Rights Groups: Demand Oustrips Slots For Driver's Licenses
        * U-S Senate Candidates Differ On Ebola Response And More
        * Listen to State Week - October 24, 2014
        * A Look At Amazon's Move To Illinois
        * Bedrock 66: Charlie Parr Plays Springfield Friday
        * What's New With The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony? Quite A Lot


        * Eugene Robinson: Ben Bradlee and the whole story
        * George Will: In Georgia, a capitalist struggles
        * Richard Dye and Richard Winkel Jr: Illinois’ fiscal situation is worse than you know or candidates will admit
        * Steve Herr: Benedictine in the administrative age
        * Quote of the Day: Thursday, Oct. 30
        * On Lincoln’s Side: A Just Pardon
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Bell accuses Scherer of ‘illegally’ taking tax break while he got same exemption
        * Judge denies ex-representative new bribery trial
        * Bill Edley: Will history repeat itself in the 17th?
        * Michael Gerson: A matter of ends


        * Daily business briefing: Stimulus ends, dollar strengthens
        * Part of Moline's 15th Street closed today
        * Temperatures taking a scary turn
        * SIU retention numbers up from last year
        * New-Gazette Publisher John Foreman 10/30/2014
        * Police wonder: Why is this many giving out money to metro-east children?
        * Police wonder: Why is this man giving out money to metro-east children?
        * Clerk and sheriff seats contested in Saline County
        * Illinois bands corner
        * Jim Dey: Centennial senior keeps eye on master goal


        * Chicago adds 2 electric buses with federal grant
        * Memory quilt to preserve New Lenox
        * 2nd round of Illinois marijuana patients to apply
        * Ex-Pekin youth pastor charged in child porn case
        * WhatsApp founders own nearly $9B in Facebook stock

        * Patrick Cannon defense strategy rare but n...
        * Feds fine Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign com...
        * Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. faces sen...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Sends Letter...
        * Rep. candidate pushes to uphold marriage b...
        * Reps. Schakowsky and Waxman Introduce Bill...
        * Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky...
        * U.S. House Passes Resolution Condemning An...
        * FAA Rejects Call For New O'Hare Noise Stud...
        * Representatives Quigley, Duckworth, Schako...

        * Amazon To Open First Illinois Distribution......
        * Illinois' US Senate candidates spar in las......
        * Dems rush to save suddenly vulnerable incu......
        * DCCC Head, Rep. Steve Israel: ‘We’re In Tr......
        * DCCC Head, Rep. Steve Israel: ‘We’re In Tr......

        * Hearing on ISIS's Atrocities Against Women......

        * Republican Jim Oberweis to speak in Englewood
        * Boo! Chicago Center for Green Technology closes
        * Beachwood Photo Booth: Skully Bungalow
        * Many Questions But Few Answers At Red Light Camera Hearings
        * Protestors Shutdown Wicker Park Intersection Tuesday Night
        * Have gift cards replaced turkeys as 21st Century preference for buying a vote?
        * The Off-Year Infections
        * Facebook To Hold Q&As With Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates
        * Facebook To Host Q&As With Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates
        * Report: Emanuel's $13 Minimum Wage Plan Would 'Shortchange' Women, Minority Workers


        * Another Democrat Runs Away From Pat Quinn
        * Quinn on buying votes with taxpayer money: “Is that a crime?”
        * Editorial: Ebola politics and health practices
        * Governor Pat Quinn Directs State Education Chief to Help Reach Resolution in Waukegan Local Teachers' Strike
        * Governor Quinn Announces Cronus Has Chosen Illinois for New $1.4 Billion Fertilizer Plant - Major Expansion Project to Create Thousands of Jobs in Central Illinois




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller