Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees it throughout the country. The legislation gave same-sex couples the right to marry, divorce and adopt children. Department of Public Health that it was unconstitutional under the state constitution for the state to abridge marriage on the basis of sex. May 16, December 14,
Somjen Frazer. The "red equal sign" project started by the Human Rights Campaign was an electronic campaign primarily based on Facebook that encouraged users to change their profile images to a red equal sign to express support for same-sex marriage. Retrieved July 9,
The date marked the first day that all of Illinois' counties could begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.