Illinois Couples Not Rushing to get Marriage Licenses

Published 03/05 2014 06:50PM

Updated 03/05 2014 06:51PM

Same-sex couples in southern Illinois are not racing to the court house to to apply for marriage licenses.

The Illinois Attorney General says counties in the Land of Lincoln can start issuing licenses immediately.

The move follows last month's federal court ruling that gave an early "green light" to same-sex couples in Cook County. The ruling allows couples to get married now before a state law on the matter takes affect June 1.

While same-sex marriage may have the most supporters in history, some folks in southern Illinois tell us they still disagree with the change of law.

"I'm certainly against gay marriage," said Ray Jungwirth. "That was wrong. I mean the Bible was very clear, and that's just wrong."

In Fairfield, Illinois, the Wayne County Clerk's Office says they haven't received any calls or applications for same-sex marriage licenses.

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