Couple makes history as Illinios’ first same-sex marriage

Two Chicago women say they are grateful that a long dream of theirs has finally been fulfilled. 

Patricia Ewert and Vernita Gray became the first same-sex couple to get married in Illinois Wednesday.

A federal judge granted an expedited marriage license to the couple because of Gray’s terminal cancer.

The state legalized gay marriage earlier this month but the law doesn’t take effect until June of next year.



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