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Aug 31

10,000th same-sex couple issued marriage license in Cook County

When Tony Aranda and Terry Beauchamp found each other 18 years ago, they couldn’t have had any idea that one day they would, or even could, get married.

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#JourneyTo10k Commemoration Press Conference

Journey To 10k Commemoration

Cook County Clerk David Orr, joined by legislative leaders and civil rights groups who were instrumental in bringing marriage equality to Illinois.

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JourneyTo10k - The Journey of Love

Journey To 10k - The Journey of Love

After decades of Americans’ fight for LGBT rights, Illinois became the 16th state to embrace full marriage equality in late 2013.

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Aug 29

Orr, elected officials, civil rights leaders, LGBT couples herald 10,000 same-sex marriages in Cook County

Cook County Clerk David Orr, a host of legislative leaders and civil rights groups who were instrumental in bringing marriage equality to Illinois, together with lesbian and gay couples, on Monday heralded the milestone of nearly 10,000 marriage licenses which have been issued in Cook County to same-sex couples.

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Aug 26

Clerk Orr Statement on Women’s Equality Day

Today, on Women's Equality Day, we look back on those women who fought to be heard so that future generations of women could exercise their right to vote.

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Automatic Voter Registration Press Conference - 8/15/16

Automatic Voter Registration Press Conference

 Clerk David Orr, members of the Illinois General Assembly and community/civic engagement groups discuss Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the AVR bill.

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Aug 15

Orr, others denounce Rauner veto of Automatic Voter Registration bill

Cook County Clerk David Orr and a diverse coalition of elected officials and civic and community groups on Monday denounced Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would have brought Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) to Illinois.

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Aug 12

Statement on Governor Rauner’s Veto of Automatic Voter Registration Bill

With today’s veto, Gov. Bruce Rauner condemned 700,000 hard working Illinoisans to another unnecessary interaction with government.

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Aug 10

Mail ballot application period begins for the November 8 Election

Suburban Cook County voters may now apply for mail ballots for the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced today.

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Aug 3

Statement by Clerk Orr on Merger of Clerk and Recorder Offices

I have always favored this consolidation effort because it would result in saving taxpayer dollars and greater efficiencies.

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