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Covering gay rights as a beat

Covering gay rights as a beat

On Wednesday morning, the gay rights group Lambda Legal and the

American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

each filed a lawsuit against Cook County Clerk

David Orr

, 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

Springfield

.

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[ED's note: That was the subject of

in

the Chicago Tribune

, which you can find here along with

.]

As the story ran,

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and answered a few questions about this new development in the gay and lesbian civil rights movement.

-- Rex Huppke

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