Federal judge: Gay marriages can begin in Illinois' Cook County; no need to wait until June

  • Article by: SOPHIA TAREEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 21, 2014 - 6:30 PM

CHICAGO — Jubilant same-sex couples began lining up for marriage licenses in Chicago on Friday after a federal judge ruled there was no reason for residents of Illinois' largest county to wait until the state's new gay marriage law takes effect, a decision some hope will prompt county clerks statewide to begin issuing the documents.

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