Photos: David Orr live tweets as gay couples stream in for marriage licenses

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Illinois wasn’t set to allow gay marriage until June after a historic vote allowed the right in November. But U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman accelerated the law for Cook County couples, allowing licensing Friday – actual marriages still had to wait until Saturday.

Cook Co. Clerk David Orr live tweeted the rush to the alter. Here’s a look at the excitement at City Hall.

[View the story “Cook Co. clerk live tweets gays getting marriage licenses” on Storify]MORE: Chicago women marry in Illinois’ first same-sex marriage

Vernita Gray, left, and Patricia Ewert smile at friends after they were married in Chicago by Cook County Judge Patricia Logue on November 27, 2013. | Charles Rex Arborgast / AP

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