Illinois’ ban on same sex marriage is facing a court challenge this morning.
Cook County Circuit Court Judge Sophia Hall will hear arguments on whether to dismiss a case that challenges the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The lawsuit involves 25 couples who were denied marriage licenses in Cook County.
They want the judge to effectively legalize gay marriage in Illinois.
In a motion filed last month, the ACLU and a gay-rights group cited a Supreme Court ruling that extended benefits to same-sex couples in states that already allow gay marriage.
Efforts to make gay marriage illegal in Illinois have stalled.
Civil Unions were approved in Illinois in 2011.