Illinois Prisons Prepare For Changes To Behind-Bars Nuptials In Wake Of Gay Marriage Law


Illinois prisons are eyeing marriage rules for same-sex inmates. | Noam Galai / via Getty Images

With Illinois now the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage, prisons in the Prairie State are studying up on what the law means for gay inmates who want to wed behind bars.

“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 according to Pantagraph. Currently, the IDOC has no formal policy for gay inmates who wish to get married.

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