Illinois officials, including Cook County state's attorney and the Illinois attorney general, have refused to defend the law, saying they agree the ban is unconstitutional. Cook County Clerk David Orr, who is named in the suits, applauded the ...
[Huffington Post]. Illinois Attorney General and Cook County State's Attorney Refuse to Defend Marriage Equality Ban: The Illinois Office of the Attorney General and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's office filed a motion on
The lawsuits, which raise only state, not federal, constitutional claims, name a single defendant, David Orr, the Cook County Clerk, who has the responsibility and duty of issuing marriage licenses and registering the solemnization of marriages ...
The lawsuits, which raise only state, not federal, constitutional claims, name a single defendant, David Orr, the Cook County Clerk . . . Mr. Orr, a longtime advocate of same-sex marriage, has announced his support for the plaintiffs' lawsuits, ..
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez have refused to defend the 16-year-old ban, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, saying it violates the state constitution's equal ...
Illinois state Attorney General Lisa Madigan (left) and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, both Democrats, agree with gay plaintiffs that the state's marriage law violates their right to equal protection and won't defend it in