Recognition of Same-sex Unions in Illinois

Recognition Of Same-sex Unions In Illinois

Performed in some jurisdictions

Mexico: DF, QR
United States: CT, DC, DE†, IA, MA, MD, ME, MN†, NH, NY, RI†, VT, WA, 3 tribal jurisdictions

Recognized, not performed

Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten
Israel
Mexico
United States: CA

Civil unions and
registered partnerships

Andorra
Austria
Colombia
Czech Republic
Ecuador
Finland
Germany
Greenland
Hungary

Ireland
Isle of Man
Jersey
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Slovenia
Switzerland
United Kingdom

Performed in some jurisdictions

Australia: ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC
Mexico: COA
United States: CA, CO, HI, IL, NJ, NV, OR, WI
Venezuela: Mérida

Unregistered cohabitation

Australia
Croatia

Israel

See also

Same-sex union legislation
Same-sex union court cases
Timeline of same-sex marriage
Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe
Recognition of same-sex unions in North America
Recognition of same-sex unions in South America
Marriage privatization
Divorce of same-sex couples
Domestic partnership
Military policy
Listings by country

† Not yet in effect

1 Not in the Faroe Islands or Greenland
2 Not in Aruba, Curaçao or St Maarten
3 Not in Tokelau, Niue or the Cook Islands

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Illinois recognizes same-sex unions in the form of civil unions that provide same-sex couples the rights of marriage under state law. Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation on January 31, 2011, that legalized civil unions in Illinois as of June 1, 2011. The law also allows opposite-sex couples to form civil unions and provides state recognition of substantially similar legal relationships, including same-sex marriages and civil unions, entered into in other jurisdictions. Same-sex marriage legislation has been introduced in successive sessions of the General Assembly since 2007. Legislation was filed in both houses in January 2013 and passed in the Senate in February.

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