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Illinois prisons preparing policy for same-sex marriage
By herald-review.com - Kurt Erickson
Published: 11/25/2013

The new law legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois has state prison officials studying whether inmates will be allowed to exchange vows behind bars.

Days after Gov. Pat Quinn made Illinois the 16th state to allow gays to marry one another during a bill-signing event in Chicago, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Corrections said a policy for prisoners had not yet been developed.

But, he said there would be a plan on the books by the time the law becomes official June 1.

“The Illinois Department of Corrections will be prepared to implement a policy regarding this law when it goes into effect,” Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer said.

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