Anita Alvarez http://wuis.org en Same Sex Marriage Ruling Set For September http://wuis.org/post/same-sex-marriage-ruling-set-september <p>A Cook County judge won't decide until late September on whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state's same sex marriage ban.<br>&nbsp;<br>Circuit Judge Sophia Hall listened to nearly two hours of arguments on Tuesday. She then said she'll rule on Sept. 27. The lawsuit involves 25 couples who filed for marriage licenses in Cook County and were denied.<br>&nbsp;<br>However, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez has refused to defend the state's ban, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. She says it violates the state constitution.<br>&nbsp; Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:21:21 +0000 Sean Crawford 6845 at http://wuis.org Same Sex Marriage Ruling Set For September