There’s a strong need for marriage and family therapists despite overall divorce rates leveling off in the country.

That's according to Mark Killmer, a professor and director of the Marriage and Family Therapy counseling program at Northern Illinois University.

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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.