Group: More than 1,600 civil unions issued in June

July 7, 2011 7:47:12 PM PDT
More than 1,600 licenses for civil unions were issued in Illinois in June, according to the advocacy group Equality Illinois.

June was the first month that civil unions were in the state.

Same-sex couples who entered a marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership in another jurisdiction automatically had their relationships recognized as a civil union in Illinois on June 1.