First day for same sex couples to marry falls on a Sunday

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Springfield - Governor Pat Quinn says he will sign the same sex marriage bill next month.

Quinn announced that he will sign historic legislation on November 20, at 3:30 p.m. that will make Illinois the 15th state in the nation to embrace full marriage equality. The ceremony will take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

"Marriage equality is coming to Illinois," Governor Quinn said. "I look forward to signing this landmark legislation on November 20 and celebrating a big step forward with the people of Illinois."

Same sex couples would be able to legally marry on June 1st, that day falls on a Sunday. Macon County City Clerk, Steve Bean says he plans on opening at midnight to marry same sex couples.

Champaign also plans on opening their offices on that Sunday. Sangamon County says it will not open early, saying this bill was based on fairness, so they will operate as normal.

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