Deadline to backdate marriages to civil union dates is Friday

A part of Illinois' gay marriage law that lets same-sex couples backdate marriages to the date of their civil unions is about to end.

Cook County Clerk David Orr is reminding couples the last day to backdate a marriage is Friday.

The law provided for backdating without paying a fee for one year.

The gay marriage law went into effect June 1, 2014.

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