PHOTOS: Twitter and SunTimes
Lakeesha Harris and Janean Watkins (R) camped overnight to become the first in line to get civil union licenses at the Cook County Clerk's office in Chicago.
The Chicago couple has been together for 10 years. The couple have six children and a home but always have "been ostracized and relegated to the bottom rung of society," the 36-year-old Harris told the Sun-Times. "I feel like this is some sort of justice for us, for our family. I’m so grateful. I’m thankful."
"It's historic," Watkins told the Tribune. "We wanted to be first. We wanted to make a statement. For us, for our kids. It really means something."
The perk of being first in line means that the county will waive the $35 license fee. The couple's six children will all be in attendance at a formal ceremony tomorrow.
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