Jim Darby and Patrick Bova, the lead plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking marriage for all same-sex couples in Illinois, were finally able to exchange vows on Monday (2 June).
Darby, 82, and Bova, 76. have been a couple for 51 years.
Among the guests at the ceremony held at the Museum of Contemporary Art was Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.
All counties in the state began begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses on Sunday (1 June).
Lambda Legal, which filed the lawsuit on the couple's behalf, called the occasion 'a joyous day.'