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March 2014 Archives

Gay Divorces: A New Take on an Old Problem

With figure skater Johnny Weir and his soon-to-be ex-husband, Victor Voronov's, divorce making headlines, gay divorces are quickly becoming a topic of conversation.

Allegedly, the marriage fell apart when Weir was accused of cheating and having sex with a Chicago club owner, according to The Huffington Post.

While gay marriage in Illinois may be relatively new, divorces in the gay community aren't.

Gay Marriages Legal in All Counties: Illinois Atty. Gen.

Illinois' Attorney General Lisa Madigan stated in a letter that county clerks across the state are now allowed to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The letter was addressed to the Macon County Clerk after he wrote to Madigan's office regarding a court ruling in Cook County. Since this ruling, Cook County immediately began issuing marriage licenses, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Following the attorney general's letter, the Cook County court's ruling applies to the entire state.