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.
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.
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.