Statehouse
3:36 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Reaction To Illinois Same Sex Marriage Ruling

Attorneys for both sides are reacting to an Illinois judge's decision that a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage can continue.  

Camilla Taylor is an attorney with Lambda Legal, representing 25 couples who filed for marriage licenses in Cook County and were denied. Taylor said after Friday's ruling in Chicago that it will be ``a very bad day for the defendants'' when the case is decided.  

Meanwhile attorney Paul Linton represents five downstate Illinois county clerks who are defending the state's ban. Linton says he's confident his clients will prevail.  

And Patrick Bova of Chicago has been with his partner Jim Darby for decades. Bova says the couple can marry elsewhere in the country but want to wed in Illinois, their home state.