06-01-2003 Belgium legalizes same-sex marriage. It becomes the second country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, after the Netherlands. “Statutory cohabitation,” open to any two persons living together was possible since January 1, 2000.
06-01-2014 All counties in Illinois begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses under legislation signed into law in 2013. Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Illinois since a law signed by Governor Pat Quinn on November 20, 2013 took effect on this day in 2014.