Gray-Ewert ruling may impact Illinois same-sex marriage start date
Fri, November 29, 2013, 2 comments
Judge Durkin's swift action to remedy Gray and Ewert's tragic predicament definitely packed an emotional wallop, and was widely reported in local and national news stories. The pleadings that Gray and Ewert filed with their lawsuit are compelling: two community activists who have been in a committed relationship for five years and engaged for four years, and who were among the first Illinois couples to participate in a civil union ceremony in 2011. The pleadings also tell the poignant story of Gray's battle with breast cancer since 1996, involving multiple surgeries and setbacks, until finally she and Ewert learned, several months ago, that Gray had only a few months left to live.