Attorneys representing 25 gay and lesbian couples in Illinois plan to ask a judge on Wednesday to make a quick ruling allowing their clients to marry in the state.

Lambda Legal and the Illinois chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced on Tuesday that they would file a motion for summary judgment in Cook County Circuit Court.

The couples filed their lawsuit last year after being denied marriage licenses in Cook County. Nine couples are represented by the ACLU of Illinois, while Lambda Legal is representing sixteen couples.

Camilla Taylor, an attorney with Lambda Legal, said the recent Supreme Court ruling gutting the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) creates a need for a quick resolution.

Illinois currently recognizes gay couples with civil unions. A marriage bill introduced earlier this year stalled in the Illinois House after passage in the Senate.

The Supreme Court DOMA ruling clears the way for the federal government to recognize the legal marriages of gay couples. But the government will not recognize civil unions or domestic partnerships as being on par with marriage.

(Related: New Jersey gay marriage advocates return to court; ask for quick approval.)