2013 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 750 - FAMILIES
750 ILCS 80/ - Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.

(750 ILCS 80/1)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-597, eff. 6-1-14.)


750 ILCS 80/5

(750 ILCS 80/5)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
Sec. 5. Purposes; rules of construction. This Act shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purpose, which is to provide same-sex and different-sex couples and their children equal access to the status, benefits, protections, rights, and responsibilities of civil marriage. Nothing in this Act is intended to abrogate, limit, or expand the ability of a religious denomination to exercise First Amendment rights protected by the United States Constitution or the Illinois Constitution nor is it intended to abrogate, limit, or expand the Illinois Human Rights Act or the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-597, eff. 6-1-14.)


750 ILCS 80/7

(750 ILCS 80/7)
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Sec. 7. Private clubs. Nothing in this Act is intended to abrogate, limit, or expand the exemption for private clubs under Section 5-103 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-597, eff. 6-1-14.)


750 ILCS 80/10

(750 ILCS 80/10)
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Sec. 10. Equal access to marriage.
(a) All laws of this State applicable to marriage, whether they derive from statute, administrative or court rule, policy, common law, or any other source of civil or criminal law, shall apply equally to marriages of same-sex and different-sex couples and their children.
(b) Parties to a marriage and their children, regardless of whether the marriage consists of a same-sex or different-sex couple, shall have all the same benefits, protections, and responsibilities under law, whether they derive from statute, administrative or court rule, policy, common law, or any other source of civil or criminal law.
(c) Parties to a marriage shall be included in any definition or use of terms such as "spouse", "family", "immediate family", "dependent", "next of kin", "wife", "husband", "bride", "groom", "wedlock", and other terms that refer to or denote the spousal relationship, as those terms are used throughout the law, regardless of whether the parties to a marriage are of the same sex or different sexes.
(d) To the extent the law of this State adopts, refers to, or relies upon provisions of federal law as applicable to this State, parties to a marriage of the same sex and their children shall be treated under the law of this State as if federal law recognizes the marriages of same-sex couples in the same manner as the law of this State.
(Source: P.A. 98-597, eff. 6-1-14.)


750 ILCS 80/15

(750 ILCS 80/15)
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Sec. 15. Religious freedom. Nothing in this Act shall interfere with or regulate the religious practice of any religious denomination or Indian Nation or Tribe or Native Group. Any religious denomination or Indian Nation or Tribe or Native Group is free to choose which marriages it will solemnize or celebrate.
(Source: P.A. 98-597, eff. 6-1-14.)


750 ILCS 80/20

(750 ILCS 80/20)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
Sec. 20. Severability. If any part of this Act or its application to any person or circumstance is adjudged invalid, such adjudication or application shall not affect the validity of this Act as a whole or of any other part.
(Source: P.A. 98-597, eff. 6-1-14.)


750 ILCS 80/905

(750 ILCS 80/905)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
Sec. 905. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 98-597, eff. 6-1-14.)


750 ILCS 80/910

(750 ILCS 80/910)
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Sec. 910. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act is amended by repealing Section 213.1.
(Source: P.A. 98-597, eff. 6-1-14.)


750 ILCS 80/915

(750 ILCS 80/915)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
Sec. 915. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 98-597, eff. 6-1-14.)


750 ILCS 80/997

(750 ILCS 80/997)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
Sec. 997. Severability. The provisions of this Act are severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
(Source: P.A. 98-597, eff. 6-1-14.)


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