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12/16/2013 03:02 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Illinois Gay Marriage: Same-Sex Couples Allowed To Marry Early For Medical Reasons

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Story by Matt Simonette, courtesy Windy City Times:

A federal judge signed an order Dec. 16 that said same-sex couples wherein a partner faces a serious medical complication can marry ahead of the scheduled June 1 start date when marriage equality takes effect in Illinois.

Couples seeking an early marriage for medical reasons will be able to access a form from their county clerk's office; the form will need to be certified by a physician.

Forms were expected to be available from the Cook County Clerk's Office by the afternoon of Dec. 16.

Read the whole story at Windy City Times.

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