Illinois Civil Union Bill to be Signed January 31

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Make sure to mark January 31st on your date planner, because that's when Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign SB1716 the "Civil Union" bill into law.

Over the weekend, openly-gay State Representative Greg Harris - one of the sponsors of the bill - updated his Facebook status with a message to save the date. According to ChicagoPride.com the bill is expected to be signed at the Chicago Cultural Center at 78 E Randolph Street at 4PM.

The bill will become law on July 1st allowing same-sex couples (as well as opposite sex couples) to apply for Civil Unions in the state of Illinois.

Now that Civil Unions in Illinois are about to become part of our life, will you and your partner be tying the knot...officially?

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