Peoria County begins issuing same sex marriage licenses
“But not a large amount, but we do anticipate possibly being fairly busy in the first few weeks as the folk I’m assuming would want to convert their civil union at some point,” Sonnemaker says.
The new law also allows civil unions to be converted to official marriages. Sonnemaker says Peoria County issued 143 civil unions since 2011. Some couples across the state have held off getting civil unions to instead hold a wedding when it was finally legal in their home counties.