20140602 - Marriage (SN) - nwherald

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Sarah Nader- snader@shawmedia.com
Ester Alanya-Rama (left) from the United Kingdom, sits with her friends, Mark Rogalski of Lake in the Hills and his partner, Michael Strei, while they wait for their marriage license to be printed at the county clerk's office in Woodstock Monday, June 2, 2014. Rogalski and Strei have been together for 33 years and are one of the first couples in McHenry County to have their civil unions converted to marriages. Sunday marked the first day of legal gay marriage in all of Illinois' 102 counties.