Information for Same-Sex Couples
General Resources for Same-Sex Couples:
What is a Domestic Partnership? (FindLaw) - Brief overview of benefits (and legal differences from marriage) of domestic partnerships.
Developments in Same-Sex Marriage Law (FindLaw) - Overview of the often contentious struggle over same-sex marriage laws.
Same-Sex Marriage Pros and Cons (FindLaw)
Same Sex Parenting Rights (eQualityGiving.org) - Overview of same-sex parenting rights, by topic and by state.
Resources for Same-Sex Couples in Illinois:
How to Apply for a Domestic Partnership (Cook County Clerk)
Domestic Partner Group Insurance Benefits (PDF, State of Illinois Group Insurance Program) - Explanation of benefits for domestic partners of state employees.
Domestic Partnership Affidavit (PDF, State of Illinois Group Insurance Program) - Must be completed for coverage of domestic partner under the State of Illinois Employees Group Insurance Program.
Adoption, Surrogacy and Same-Sex Parenting (Illinois Legal Aid) - Online video presentation on Illinois same-sex parenting issues.