Ceremonies bring life to same-sex marriage in Illinois

Forty couples were married Sunday during a group wedding ceremony in Rogers Park to celebrate the first day of same-sex marriage in Illinois.
Forty couples were married Sunday during a group wedding ceremony in Rogers Park to celebrate the first day of same-sex marriage in Illinois.

Forty couples were married Sunday during a group wedding ceremony in Rogers Park to celebrate the first day of same-sex marriage in Illinois. While most of the couples were gay and lesbian, they were not alone in the ceremony. According to the Chicago Sun-Times:

“Holding hands beneath thousands of soapy floating bubbles, forty couples locked lips during a group wedding ceremony in Rogers Park to celebrate the first day of marriage equality in Illinois.

Most, but not all, of the couples were gay and lesbian. 

“This is the best experience of my life,” said Douglas McMorrow, as he held the hand of his new husband, Kevin Herndon, 53. They live in Uptown and wore matching baby blue bow ties.”

[Read more in the Chicago Sun-Times]

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