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State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin will recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed in the state in June.

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Same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. That’s the decision by a U.S. appeals court in Chicago today.

Couples Line Up As Gay Marriage Law Rolls Out

Jun 3, 2014
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The wait is over for same-sex couples in Illinois to marry. A new state law allowing such marriages went into effect over the weekend. That prompted many couples to line-up at their local county clerk's office on Monday.

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Same-sex couples in DeKalb County don't have to wait until June 1st to get a marriage license. That was the decision approved by a judge today, and means couples can begin applying for licenses immediately.

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Champaign County issued its first marriage license to a same-sex couple Wednesday, the second county in Illinois to do so.  Laura and Marissa Meli are University of Illinois law students who've been a couple for eight years. 

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