Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Chicago Sun-Times reports the ceremony Monday when Governor Quinn makes civil unions between same-sex couples law in Illinois could be the largest such ceremony in state history.
Gov. Quinn will enact legislation that will allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions during a bill-signing ceremony Monday that could go down as one of the largest in state history.
The governor’s office has been publicizing the bill-signing for a week and expects as many as 1,000 people to show up at the ceremony, which will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
“We knew there was going to be a lot of interest in participating in what is a pretty historic moment. There’s only a limited number of states that allow civil unions, and a smaller amount that allow gay marriage,” Quinn spokeswoman Brie Callahan said.
“What we wanted to do was just make it as public as we could, and the response has been overwhelming,” she said.