Donna Danna (6 Feb 2011)
"Illinois Gov. Signs Historic Civil Unions Law"


Illinois Gov. Signs Historic Civil Unions Law

The law, which takes effect June 1, gives gay and lesbian couples official recognition from the state and many of the rights that accompany traditional marriage, including the power to decide medical treatment for an ailing partner and the right to inherit a partner's property
 
FULL STORY at
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/31/AR2011013105270.html