Tribe member and her partner are the third couple in Williamson county, IL to receive a civil union license

Updated Oct 12 2015
Guest post by Piggy Jinger

We are delighted that Tribe member Aimee (aka Piggy Jinger) and her partner became the third couple in Williamson county, Illinois to receive a civil union license — and they even made the news!

Photo of Aimee and her partner, courtesy of

My partner and I were the third couple in Williamson county, Illinois, to receive a civil union license.

I thought the day wouldn't really mean a lot. It's just the license, right? Well, I ended up filled with emotion. I felt every bit of me fill with the love I have for my partner. I was starry-eyed in love all day.

A local news channel interviewed us about our civil union license and the plans we have. It felt amazing to share our love for each other in such a public way. We've had friends on Facebook telling us just how happy they are for us after they saw us on TV. It is a little strange seeing hateful comments about it on the TV channel's website. I've always been lucky enough to not have comments like that directed towards me. But none of that can bring me down.

I'm in love and I'm starting the rest of my life with a person who completes me.

This is the page with the article and video of us on the news.

  1. Woo Hoo!!!! I couldn't stop smiling while reading this post. That's awesome. So very awesome. Congratulations!

  2. Many blessings on both of you. Marriage equality is the newest front for the civil rights movement. I'm looking forward to seeing your wedding featured.

  3. Congrats!! And woo-hoo for Illinois! Don't let those negative people get to you, you have as much right to happiness with the one you love as anybody, period.

  4. Congratulations!!! I hope that soon more non-traditional couples will be able to enjoy the same rights as traditional couples! I'll keep voting, every time the issue arises… just so more beautiful people like yourselves can share the same joy you're experiencing!!

  5. So wonderful! Congratulations to you both! You were very brave to share your story on the news. I am so happy for you. Yay for love!

  6. ROCK ON!!! I don't know you but I am SO happy for you and your partner! As previous posts have indicated, you and your partner are brave for sharing your story on the news! I am proud that this is the civil rights issue of our time and prouder still that we are able to see it to its end! Thank you for being such a great advocate and a beautiful symbol of love and equality.

  7. Congratulations! Its about time the world recognised that people love who they love and they deserve to have the same rights as any other. Many happy days to you both!

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