Marriage equality comes early to Illinois

A federal judge in Illinois ruled today that same-sex marriage can begin immediately:

“There is no reason to delay further when no opposition has been presented to this Court and committed gay and lesbian couples have already suffered from the denial of their fundamental right to marry,” U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman said in her ruling.

Although Illinois was the 16th state to legalize marriage equality, the law wasn’t slated to begin until June 1st of this year.