Civil Union Marriage

Civil union marriage

Civil Union Marriage

Are you and your partner wanting to enter into a Civil Union Marriage in the state of Illinois? Judge Sam Amirante would be more than happy to officiate your ceremony. Below is information and links regarding the Illinois Law on Civil Unions/Marriages and obtaining a Civil Union/Marriage License.

As of June 1, 2011, under Illinois Law, eligible persons can be united in a legally recognized relationship (Public Act 96-1513), both partners must:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • not be blood relatives

Partners of same or opposite sex may enter into a civil union and as of February 21, 2014 they can enter into marriage in the state of Illinois.

Civil Union/Marriage License

It is the responsibility of the couple to obtain and bring with them to the ceremony their civil union/marriage license. Judge Sam will then sign the license after the ceremony and file it with the county for you as part of his fee.  Please visit the License Links page for information on obtaining a civil union or marriage license.