A federal judge ruled that same-sex couples were allowed to marry in Cook County, Ill., on Friday.
On Nov. 20, Gov. Pat Quinn signed the state’s same-sex marriage bill into law, which granted same-sex couples the right to marry starting June 1.
But in her decision announced Friday, U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman wrote,/a> “There is no reason to delay further when no opposition has been presented to this Court and committed gay and lesbian couples have already suffered from the denial of their fundamental right to marry.”
This couple was allowed to marry weeks ago because of a medical exemption; they were the first couple to wed under this law.
Theresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos, pictured below with their 9-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son, finally wed on Saturday.
Previously, the couple was part of a lawsuit over gay union rights and had testified in Springfield, Ill., on behalf of gay marriage, the Tribune reported.
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