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Carlos McKnight, 17, of Washington (left) and Katherine Nicole Struck, 25, of Frederick, Md., hold flags in support of gay marriage as security walks behind outside of the Supreme Court in Washington on Friday. 

Storify: People react to gay marriage ruling

By Northern Star staff | June 26, 2015

Here are some of the best tweets in the Northern Star's timeline about the legalization of gay marriage. It's about time. // <![CDATA[ // ]]> [View the story "People react to gay marriage becoming legal " on Storify]

Cook-Paulsen Wedding

By Brandon Semel | March 17, 2014
The wedding cake for Darla Cook and Jaelyn Paulsen, the first same-sex couple to be legally married in DeKalb County.

First gay marriage in DeKalb a sign of hope

By Danny Cozzi | March 17, 2014

Darla Cook and Jaelyn Paulsen got married Monday night.After a hectic, last-minute legal scramble, the same-sex couple is the first to marry legally in DeKalb County.Cook, 57, and Paulsen, 50, had a civil union March 17, 2010, and wanted to keep the day...

Gay marriage OK’d in DeKalb

By Kelley Byrne | March 16, 2014

DeKalb County issued its first marriage license for a same-sex couple on Thursday.For Darla Cook, 57, and Jaelyn Paulsen, 50, March 17 holds a special meaning as it is the anniversary of their 2010 civil union and will now be the anniversary of their...

LGBT equality fight doesn’t stop with OK of gay marriage

By Jeanette Fritz | November 13, 2013

Illinois legalizing gay marriage was great news, but it didn’t signal the end of the fight for equality.The country is slowly making its way to marriage equality, and adding another state to the list is what we need. Although it’s an important step,...

Gay marriage: ‘History in the making’

By Matt Carlson | November 6, 2013

LGBT students and their allies are excited at the prospect of same-sex marriage being legalized in Illinois following the Senate and House’s passing of a marriage equality bill.When Gov. Pat Quinn signs the bill, as he has pledged to do, Illinois will...

Pass/Fail: ‘Paperless classrooms’ set for school district, Opposing same-sex marriage is outdated

By Danny Cozzi | October 23, 2013

Pass: 'Paperless classrooms' set for school districtDeKalb School District 428 is planning to have electronic devices available to every student by 2016, according to the Daily Chronicle.Students in elementary school will likely use iPads, while high...

Cuba Transgender Wedding

Cuba Transgender Wedding

By Franklin Reyes (AP Photo) | August 31, 2011

Just married transsexual Wendy Iriepa, right, and Ignacio Estrada ride in a classic car holding up a gay rights banner in Havana, Cuba, Saturday Aug. 13, 2011. Iriepa, whose sex change operation was paid for by the state, tied the knot with Estrada in...