As of June 1, 2014, same-sex couples can legally marry in Illinois. There has been a lot of confusion as to what this means for Missouri couples, here are some answers.
CAN OUT-OF-STATE COUPLES GET MARRIED IN ILLINOIS?
Yes. The law allows an out-of-state couple to marry in Illinois unless the couple lives in, and intends to continue living in, a state that declares marriages of same-sex couples “void.” Not all states that preclude lesbian and gay couples from marrying have laws declaring such marriages to be “void.” If you live outside of Illinois, the clerk may ask you to sign an affidavit stating that your home state does not declare your marriage void. Because a federal court has held that the marriage ban is unconstitutional, we believe that out-of-state couples should be able to marry now in the counties where licenses are being issued.
We have been in contact with ACLU of Missouri and Equality Illinois in regards to marriage licenses in St. Clair County. As of June 4, 2014, we were notified that ALL Missouri couples can be issued marriage licenses there now.
If you have any troubles receiving a marriage license please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.