Quinn to let courts decide same-sex marriage motion

June 15, 2012 (CHICAGO)

Alvarez filed her motion yesterday to support a lawsuit brought by 25 couples against Cook County David Orr.

Orr himself filed a response agreeing with its premise of the suit: that it discriminates against same-sex couples who apply for a marriage license.

"We passed the civil union law a year ago," Quinn said. "That's worked out very well in Illinois. As this lawsuit begins, we'll see how that goes through the courts."

Critics of same-sex marriage say Alvarez's motion does not reflect the will of Illinois voters.

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