If I got a same-sex marriage in another state 2010 and now divorcing in Illinois where it is a civil union as of July this year.

Asked almost 2 years ago - Chicago, IL

Married in Connecticut in 2010. Illinois Civil Union law passed July 1.

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  1. Judy A. Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . What is your question?

  2. Ralanda Webb

    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . If your question is where can you divorce, the answer is here. The Illinois Civil Union law
    granted Illinois courts jurisdiction to issue judgments of dissolution to same-sex couples who were married in other states prior to Illinois civil union law.

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  3. J. Richard Kulerski

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    Answered . If your question is whether you can get a divorce in IL, the answer is YES. This assumes that IL has the necessary jurisdiction.

    The Civil Union law in IL was passed before July of 2012.

  4. Anthony Philip Andreano

    Contributor Level 9

    Answered . AND soon in Illinois you may be able to actually get married (or remarried as the case may be) as a same sex couple - not just a civil union. I just wrote a brief article on how that legislation is progressing.

    Comments made to questions are for informational purposes only. You should not rely on any of the comments made... more

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Divorce is the process of formally ending a marriage. Divorces may be jointly agreed upon, resolved by negotiation, or decided in court.

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