But First, It’s a Brand New Law, So You Know What That Means…

Just as with other new laws, it means the lawyers and judges will be kept busy.

New laws, like digital devices, take time before we figure out exactly how they work.

While the Illinois Civil Union law answers many questions, it doesn’t address all situations which will arise. As couples begin to apply for and receive civil unions, the law will be clarified through the filing of court cases. As judges issue their rulings, we will learn more about how this law works, what it says and what it means. Until then, we already know a great deal about the civil union law and what we must do to comply with the law.