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Civil Union Fete Set in Chicago

Civil Union Fete Set in Chicago


Chicagoans will celebrate the arrival of civil unions in Illinois and the start of Gay Pride Month in a big way -- with a huge civil union ceremony June 3.

Unite With Pride: A Community Celebration, which will benefit the LGBT group Civil Rights Agenda and its Families United Project, will allow couples to be united in an outdoor ceremony on a plaza at the Chicago History Museum, followed by a cocktail reception inside the museum. Participants will also have access to the "Out in Chicago" LGBT history exhibit, which opens in May at the museum.

The Illinois civil unions law, passed by the legislature last year and signed by Gov. Pat Quinn in January, takes effect June 1.

For more information about the event and registration, click here.

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