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Wed February 26, 2014
Same Sex Couple Gets Marriage License In Champaign County
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.
A federal judge ruled last week that Illinois' same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Urbana residents Marissa and Laura Meli were the first same-sex couple in Champaign County to get a marriage license.
They’ve been together for more than eight years, and they tell Sean Powers that they’ve been waiting for this day for a long time.
McLean County's Clerk has also announced plans to issue marriage licenses ahead of the new law.