(CBS) — Same-sex marriage in Illinois is legal and hundreds of couples across the state are taking advantage of the new law.
WBBM’s Veronica Carter reports four couples in Chicago didn’t let grass grow under their feet, they got married in a group on the first day same sex marriages became legal in Illinois.
With beautiful dresses, tuxes, an open bar, the wedding looked the same as millions of other ceremonies, and that’s the point. CT Torres with Lambda Legal Midwest says it’s about two people who love each other and want to make a life-long commitment. And she says this country is starting to accept that.
“Culture is changing,” she said. “When we see that laws change, policies change, it is reflective that society is changing and that we are starting to see people changing hearts and minds about gay and lesbian people and hopefully soon our transgender brothers and sisters.”