Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing

Today, loving, committed same-sex couples all across Illinois are able to legally wed. Several county clerks will offer special hours today for couples to obtain their marriage licenses.

Governor Pat Quinn signed marriage equality into law in November, making Illinois at the time the seventeenth state to provide for same-sex couples to marry.

The marriage equality landscape is rapidly changing as federal courts continue to rule in favor of the rights of same-sex couples. Currently, marriage equality is the law of the land in 19 states and Washington, DC.

Join HRC in congratulating Illinois by sharing the image below.

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