CHICAGO, July 3, 2012 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Today, Judge Sophia Hall of the Cook County Circuit Court granted the Thomas More Society's motion to intervene on behalf of two downstate county clerks in Illinois' same-sex marriage case brought by the ACLU and Lambda Legal. The motion was not opposed by the other parties in the case.
The clerks have filed a motion to dismiss the complaints brought by the ACLU and Lambda Legal, which will now be briefed. The parties have until August 20 to file their response, and the Thomas More Society has until September 19 to reply. Oral argument on the motion to dismiss will be held on September 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. before Judge Sophia Hall in courtroom 2301.
About the Thomas More Society
Founded in 1997, the Chicago-based Thomas More Society is a national public interest law firm that seeks to restore respect in law for life, marriage, and religious liberty. The Society is a nonprofit organization wholly supported by private donations. For more information or to support the work of Thomas More Society, please visit www.thomasmoresociety.org.