Theresa Volpe http://wuis.org en Same Sex Couple Weds In Cook County After Judge's Ruling http://wuis.org/post/same-sex-couple-weds-cook-county-after-judges-ruling <p>One Illinois same-sex couple has gotten married after a judge ruled ruled gay couples in the Chicago area don't have to wait until June to marry.<br />&nbsp;<br />Mercedes Santos and Theresa Volpe were married Friday afternoon in downtown Chicago. They have been together 22 years and have three children. Clerk David Orr said he would start offering the licenses Friday after the federal judge's ruling. It applies only to Cook County.<br />&nbsp;<br />A judge waived the 24-hour waiting period for Santos and Volpe because they were plaintiffs in the lawsuit.<br />&nbsp; Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:44:51 +0000 Associated Press 19458 at http://wuis.org Same Sex Couple Weds In Cook County After Judge's Ruling