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Illinois Court Denies Motion to Delay Gay Marriage Suit

COOK COUNTY--A Cook County Judge denies a motion today, to delay a same-sex marriage case, representing 25 gay couples.

The Thomas More Society, that represents down state county clerks against gay marriage, filed that motion.

There were trying to delay action on the case, due to two other gay marriage cases awaiting rulings in the U.S. Supreme Court.

A Thomas More Society lawyer said, they're not displeased that a judge denied their motion, and they're looking forward to briefings on another motion to dismiss the case all together

In May of last year, Lambda Legal and the ACLU filed this suit on behalf of the couples.

National Marriage Project Director for Lambda Legal, Camilla Taylor, said

"The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case involving completely different people, involving federal law, but our case turns exclusively on the Illinois constitutions guarantees of liberty and equality, and some other state specific claims. So our case is not necessarily going to be bound at all, by a ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court."

The case will be back in court for a status hearing on June 6th.