Illinois Judge Won't Delay Lawsuit Over Gay Marriage Ban
Thomas More Society attorneys say they aren’t too unhappy that a Cook County judge ruled against them in a gay marriage case. Chicago-based Thomas More Society attorney Tom Brejcha says he is looking forward to briefings on the motion to dismiss the case. A Cook County judge denied the law firm's request yesterday to delay the case pending U.S. Supreme Court action on gay marriage.
The lawsuits were filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and New York-based Lambda Legal. They are seeking legal gay marriage in Illinois. Lambda Legal says it's pleased the case will move forward. The ACLU called the delay request "a distraction." The suit represents 25 couples who were denied marriage licenses in Cook County.