(750 ILCS 75/5)
Purposes; rules of construction.
This Act shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes, which are to provide adequate procedures for the certification and registration of a civil union and provide persons entering into a civil union with the obligations, responsibilities, protections, and benefits afforded or recognized by the law of Illinois to spouses.
(Source: P.A. 96-1513, eff. 6-1-11