Patricia Ewert, Vernita Gray wed in Illinois' first same-sex marriage
November 27, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Two Chicago women have become the first couple to take their vows under the new same-sex marriage law in Illinois.
Patricia Ewert and Vernita Gray married in a private ceremony Wednesday.
This comes just days after a judge agreed to expedite their wedding because Gray has terminal cancer.
Illinois became the 16th state to legalize gay marriage this month.
State law says the marriages can't begin until June 1.
- Boy pulled from pond after 90 minutes dies
- CPD bike patrols to swarm high-crime areas
- Blackhawks lose heartbreaking 3OT STL Game 1
- ABC7 First Alert Weather Forecast
- Man charged in CTA Yellow Line attack on senior citizen 52 min ago
- Man accused of Naperville 'Simpsons' graffiti
- Boy, 12, among 8 shot across city
- Mumps reports spike across Illinois
- Boy, 9, recovering from East Chicago pit bull attack
- Good Friday 2014 marked in Jerusalem, around world
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, pioneer of magical realism, dead at 87
- Photos: 13-pound baby boy born in Philly suburb
- Photos: Iran killer spared just before hanging
- abcnews: Ferry Captain Among 1st to Abandon Ship
- ABC7 to Go Digital Newscast April 18, 2014
58 min ago