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The law went into effect (statewide) on June 1, 2014, with same-sex couples able to apply for marriage licenses and then marry after the mandatory one-day waiting period. On February 26, 2014, Champaign County clerk officials, citing the Cook County ruling, began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.An opinion by the state Attorney General on March 4 announced that the ruling could apply to any county clerk who chose to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. On November 30, 2010, the House passed the bill by a vote of 61–52.Another opponent, Senator Tim Bivins, noted that in comparable lame-duck legislative sessions, Governor Quinn had rewarded legislators who changed their votes with positions in his administration.On December 29, a spokesman for President Barack Obama reported his endorsement of the legislation: "While the president does not weigh in on every measure being considered by state legislatures, he believes in treating everyone fairly and equally, with dignity and respect.
In response, on March 4, Attorney General Madigan issued an opinion that said that the Lee decision did not require county clerks to so do, but said that lawsuits similar to Lee would produce the same result.
The law allows both same-sex and opposite-sex couples to form civil unions and provides state recognition of substantially similar legal relationships, including same-sex marriages and civil unions, entered into in other jurisdictions.
Same-sex marriage legislation was introduced in successive sessions of the General Assembly from 2007 to 2013.
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U. state of Illinois since a law signed by Governor Pat Quinn on November 20, 2013 took effect on June 1, 2014.
Illinois established civil unions on June 1, 2011, after Governor Quinn signed legislation on January 31, 2011.