Janean Watkins (left) and Lakeesha Harris embrace after being the first in line to obtain a civil union license from the Cook County Office of Vital Records in Chicago on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Photo by: M. Spencer Green

Janean Watkins (left) and Lakeesha Harris embrace after being the first in line to obtain a civil union license from the Cook County Office of Vital Records in Chicago on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)