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Monday, June 2, 2014 marked the first day that all same-sex couples across the state of Illinois could get married, opening the door to thousands of benefits for same sex couples including insurance benefits, survivor benefits, and next-of-kin rights. This change opens up a wide range of immigration benefits as well. A U.S. citizen or green card holder who is in a same-sex marriage to a foreign national can now file an immigration petition for their spouse, a privilege that so far has only been extended to same-sex married couples and not those in a civil union.
Every day, the people elected to the legislative branches in our city, state and federal government’s wake up thinking of new laws to pass. As a result, the beginning of every year brings a bunch of new laws that people must become familiar with. Unfortunately, this year is no different.