Marissa Meli, 28, and Laura Meli, 27, have been in a relationship for more than eight years, and on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 became the first same-sex couple in Champaign County to get a marriage license.
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Champaign County Now Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Illinois Public Media's Jeff Bossert talked with Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten about Wednesday's decision to immediately grant same-sex marriage licenses, following suit with Friday's decision in Cook County.

Marissa and Laura Meli of Urbana have been together for more than eight years, and they were the first same-sex couple in Champaign County to get a marriage license. They talked with Illinois Public Media’s Sean Powers.