Tracking Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Not Possible In All Counties
It's been one year since Illinois' same-sex marriage law went into effect.
Some counties began issuing same-sex licenses before the June 1, 2014 start date, including DeKalb and Cook counties.
More than 7,200 same-sex couples have been married in Cook County since Feb. 21, 2014, including 1,600 conversions of civil unions to marriages.
But DeKalb County officials do not designate whether the couple taking out the license is gay or not.
They're not alone.
Laura Cook, Chief Deputy Clerk for the Ogle County Clerk's office, says their policy is similar, telling WNIJ in an email, “A marriage license is a marriage license.”
The Lee County Clerk's office says only one couple converted a civil union into a marriage in the past year.