It has been a year now since same-sex civil unions became legal in Illinois, but the advocacy group Equality Illinois says many couples are not finding that their unions are being treated as equal to marriages.
State officials have found “substantial evidence” that the civil rights of a gay couple downstate were violated by two facilities that refused to host their civil union ceremony.
A downstate gay couple says since being denied accommodations for their civil union ceremony at two venues, response to their plight has been overwhelming.
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