SPRINGFIELD - In their ongoing effort to oust the state's current definition of marriage, Illinois' LGBTQ activist group Equality Illinois has produced a series of YouTubes with gay, lesbian and transgender couples explaining why they want same sex marriage available in Illinois. The couple featured in the YouTube below are Jen and Casey, a couple from Bloomington IL that have been together seven years.
While they're both currently female, Casey "works" as a male, although her(his) bosses ask her (him) to use the ladies' room at work, s(he) says in the interview. Key reasons the two list for gay marriage are the financial benefits of a state-recognized marriage, including Casey benefiting from Jen's health care plan so Casey can get the surgeries needed to make a full transition into becoming a male.
The sticky question is not answered in the interview as to whether after the surgeries Casey is anticipating that Jen and Casey will still be considered a same sex couple, or whether they'll then be considered heterosexual. It is not known yet whether couples like Jen and Casey will have to get married again as an opposite sex couple if one goes through sex transition. Here's their story -