- Associated Press - Sunday, June 8, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - A member of the Illinois Supreme Court has presided over two same-sex weddings.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports in a story published Sunday (https://bit.ly/SoJvxs ) that the two ceremonies performed by Justice Anne Burke included a double wedding last week at a historic mansion in Chicago.

Burke is a Roman Catholic but says she doesn’t feel her faith “interferes” with her judicial responsibilities.

Illinois’ new law allowing same-sex marriage took effect statewide earlier this month. However, couples in some counties were able to wed earlier after court rulings.

Burke’s view on same-sex marriage contrasts with the Archdiocese of Chicago. Cardinal Francis George was a vocal opponent of the legislation allowing gay couples to wed.

Lawmakers approved it last year after an earlier attempted stalled.


Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, https://www.suntimes.com/index

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