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Same-sex marriage allowed in most populous Illinois county

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Same-sex couples in Illinois' Cook County, which includes the city ofChicago, do not have to wait to wed until a new state law legalizing gay marriage takes effect in June, a federal judge ruled on Friday.

Illinois lawmakers approved same-sex marriage late in 2013, effective on June 1, and several couples had sued Cook County Clerk David Orr for the right to marry immediately.

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