Couples line up for first civil unions in Illinois

Lakeesha Harris and Janean Watkins, right, wait in line outside the Cook County Office of Vital Records to obtain a civil union license, Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in Chicago. The couple, who have been together for ten years, arrived at the Cook County Building at midnight to be first in line as Illinois' new civil union law took effect.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
June 1, 2011 10:31:37 AM PDT