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Illinois Governor Signs Same Sex Civil Union Into Law

January 31, 2011
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn

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Gov. Pat Quinn, saying it was a “day of history,” signed legislation Monday legalizing civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, making Illinois one of about a dozen states that extend significant legal protections to same-sex couples.

via Gay/Lesbian News – Topix.

Here’s a fact sheet on the rights now bestowed on partners in a civil union.  http://www.aclu-il.org/legislative/alerts/civilunionhouse.pdf

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