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Illinois same-sex couple set to be first to wed

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CHICAGO (AP) — Even as they celebrated their home state becoming the 16th to legalize gay marriage, Chicago couple Patricia Ewert and Vernita Gray couldn't help but feel bitter disappointment: Marriages cannot legally start in Illinois until June 1, a day one of them might not live to see. That was until a federal judge intervened this week and allowed the two women, in their mid-60s, to get an...

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