The marriage map . . .
Sneed is told the number of applications for Cook County gay marriage licenses is about to hit 1,000 — and 20 percent of them are from 23 states outside Illinois.
“We’ve had 950 license applications thus far and expect 1,000 by Friday,” said Courtney Greve, a spokeswoman for Cook County Clerk David Orr.
“We also expect the numbers to go up because of planned summer weddings and the 60-day period it takes to get a license,” she added.
◆ The femme factor: More female than male couples applied for licenses, although the difference wasn’t much.
◆ The location factor: One-third of the license applications came from Illinois counties other than Cook and nearby states.
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