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01/02/2013

Protecting marriage in Illinois, 1937 style

by Jeremy Hooper

The bill was actually proposed by an Indiana legislator, but his stated intent was to "protect Illinois." And while that phrase is now shouted around by folks wanting to stop gays from marrying in the state, the scourge at the time involved heterosexuals crossing state lines in order to get around the medical exams and three day waiting requirements that were required of couples at the time:

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Somehow, the "protect Illinois" crowd coped with couples' freedom to marry, in-state or out. And they will again.

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