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Published November 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

First to Wed

In this June 2011 photo provided by Starbelly Studios in Chicago, Vernita Gray, left, and Patricia Ewert smile during their civil union ceremony at Millennium Park in Chicago. U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, ordered the Cook County clerk to issue an expedited marriage license to Gray and Ewert before the state's gay marriage law takes effect in June 2014. Gray is terminally ill. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Starbelly Studios, Timmy Samuel)
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