National NewsNews

831 Civil Unions in Cook County in June

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

CHICAGO – Cook County couples rushed to use Illinois’ new civil union law.

The county clerk’s office says 831 civil licenses were issued in June. That was the first month couples could get them.

A civil union gives gay couples in Illinois many of the same rights and legal benefits as heterosexual couples. Unmarried heterosexual couples also are eligible.

Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office says more female couples-about 51.5 percent-applied for licenses compared to male partners, who made up about 43 percent of the licenses. About 5.5 percent of the couples who applied were heterosexual.

Most of the civil union licenses- about 65 percent- were granted to people who live in Chicago.

The office says licenses and other fees generated about $37,000 in revenue.

Comments

Tags
Show More

Associated Press

The Associated Press is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City.

Leave a Review or Comment

Related Articles

Back to top button
Close