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Thomas More Society's Update on Cook County, Illinois Marriage Lawsuits: Darby v. Orr and Lazaro v. Orr
Contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312-422-1333, tc@tcpr.net

CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- This morning attorneys with the Thomas More Society secured an agreed Order, entered by Judge Sophia Hall, staying all further proceedings in the lawsuit filed by the Illinois ACLU and Lambda Legal, who filed suit over a year ago, challenging Illinois' marriage laws as unconstitutional in violation of various provisions of the Illinois Constitution of 1970. Given Tuesday's votes in the Illinois General Assembly, amending the marriage law to allow for same sex marriages and Governor Quinn's announcement that he will soon sign the new measure into law, the Society, whose attorneys represent downstate County Clerks who intervened in the lawsuit, filed a motion contending that the lawsuit should be dismissed as "moot." Plaintiffs' counsel agreed that the stay will take effect until next Thursday, November 14, 2013, when Judge Hall will take up the matter of whether the stay will be extended or the lawsuit dismissed.

About the Thomas More Society
The Thomas More Society is a national not-for-profit public interest law firm whose mission is to restore respect in law for life, marriage, and religious liberty. Headquartered in Chicago, the Society fosters support for these causes by providing high quality pro-bono professional legal services from federal, state, and local trial courts all the way up to the United States Supreme Court.
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