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Understanding Civil Unions

By Jeffrey Knipmeyer on March 29, 2013

Civil unions are legal contracts between partners that are recognized by a government as conferring some of the rights usually associated with marriages.  In December, 2010, the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act was passed.  Beginning in July, 2011, adults who are not related and who are of any sexual orientation were permitted to enter into a civil union, provided they were at least 18 years old.

The Chicago civil union attorneys at Nottage and Ward want you to understand your rights within civil unions.

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