On Wednesday morning, the gay rights group Lambda Legal and the
each filed a lawsuit against Cook County Clerk
, saying the state’s ban on issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples violates the Illinois Constitution.
This marks a new front in the battle over gay marriage in Illinois, which up to this point has been waged legislatively in the statehouse in
[ED's note: That was the subject of
, which you can find here along with
As the story ran,
and answered a few questions about this new development in the gay and lesbian civil rights movement.