Gay Marriage

Judge Allows Illinois Gay Couple to Legally Wed Early

One woman in couple is terminally ill

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A federal court ruling means a same-sex Chicago couple will be allowed to marry before the state's gay marriage law takes effect.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin on Monday ordered the Cook County clerk to issue an expedited marriage license to Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert. Gray is terminally ill.

County Clerk David Orr said he'll comply with the order.

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