Laura Meli http://wuis.org en Same Sex Couple Gets Marriage License In Champaign County http://wuis.org/post/same-sex-couple-gets-marriage-license-champaign-county <p>Champaign County Wednesday became the second county in Illinois to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses before June 1st. That’s when a state law says same-sex couples can marry.&nbsp;</p><p>A federal judge ruled last week that Illinois' same-sex marriage ban is&nbsp;unconstitutional. Urbana residents Marissa and Laura Meli were the first same-sex couple in Champaign County to get a marriage license.</p><p>They’ve been together for more than eight years, and they tell&nbsp; Sean Powers that they’ve been waiting for this day for a long time.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:42:35 +0000 Sean Powers 19785 at http://wuis.org Same Sex Couple Gets Marriage License In Champaign County