With the Supreme Court's ruling that struck down bans on same-sex marriages throughout the country, advocates throughout Illinois celebrated, despite having won the freedom to marry statewide last year. The Chicago Tribune spoke with the ACLU of Illinois' LGBT and HIV Project Director John Knight about what the ruling means for same-sex couples in Illinois:
"It's very important for us in Illinois too to know that we don't have to worry about driving to Michigan and getting sick or having some sort of accident and not having marriages recognized in the emergency room," he said. "Also, it's a matter of basic respect that it's not just a state-by-state thing. ... It really undermines the dignity of people's marriages to have them denied or not recognized in parts of the country."