The Associated Press published an article on Friday's hearing on the motion to dismiss in the two marriage cases, Darby v. Orr and Lazaro v. Orr, which are being handled by Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois respectively and represent a total of 25 couples seeking the freedom to marry in Illinois. The case will now move on to hear arguments from the couple's side about how the current law discriminates based on sexual orientation.

"Illinois is the only thing standing between these families and full federal respect for their relationships," said Camilla Taylor, marriage project director for Lambda Legal, which along with the American Civil Liberties Union is representing the plaintiffs.

Read the rest (via the Quad City Times).