Vernita Gray, One-Half Of First Same-Sex Couple To Marry In Illinois, Has Died

Gray, who advocated for LGBT rights in Illinois for decades, paved the way for many same-sex couples to marry in the state ahead of the new marriage equality law.

By: Tony Merevick

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Vernita Gray, a longtime LGBT rights activist and one half of the first same-sex couple to marry in Illinois, died early Wednesday after battling cancer. She was 65.

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