Same-Sex Couples in Winnebago get Marriage Licenses

By Carolina Cruz |

Published 06/01 2014 05:39PM

Updated 06/02 2014 06:37PM

UPDATE (VIDEO) -As of June 1st same-sex couples are now able to get married in Illinois and people in Winnebago County are excited with the news.

ILLINOIS- Starting today gay marriage is legal across Illinois. Governor Pat Quinn signed the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act in November.

Illinois is the 16th state in the United States to make gay marriage legal. Since 2011 more than 6,000 couples across the state have joined in a civil union.

Married same sex-couples are eligible for a special 60 day enrollment period in Illinois' Health Insurance Marketplace.

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