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Four lesbian couples make history, marry in McHenry

Woodstock woman who wed partner of 26 years: ‘We are making history’

Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 12:21 a.m. CDT
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(Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com)
Deb Glaubke and Gale Harris of Woodstock celebrate Sunday after being pronounced married at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry. Glaubke and Harris have been a couple for 26 years, and applied for their marriage liscence as son as possible on June 1, 2014. "We are on the cusp of a social evolution. Something is really changing in this country and across this planet," said Harris. "It's the historical significance of today."
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Couples Barb Oesterle (left) and Mary Fleming share their first dance as married couples with Deb Glaubke and Gale Harris on Sunday at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry. "I'm just happy people are recognizing that we should have a right to be married," said Fleming It took a long time, and I'm happy that I married her."
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Rev. Sean Parker Dennison signs the marriage license for with newlyweds Gale Harris and Deb Glaubke at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry. "Marriage is a step forward, but our commitment to the inherent worth and dignity of every person does not end here," said Dennison.
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(Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com)
Rev. Sean Parker Dennison announces the four couples officially married Sunday at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry. "Marriage is a step forward, but our commitment to the inherent worth and dignity of every person does not end here," said Dennison.
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Barb Oesterle, and Mary Fleming, both of Wonder Lake, exchange vows as Robert Jackson officiates their marriage Sunday as Barb's niece, Isa Peterson (right), wipes away tears at Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry. "I'm just happy people are recognizing that we should have a right to be married," said Fleming It took a long time, and I'm happy that I married her."

WESTMONT – Children and their families learned the ins and outs of constructing a barn Saturday at the Westmont Public Library.

Beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Kline Creek Farm Heritage Interpreter Denis Buck educated on the importance and function of barns before the kids took the lead and constructed a to-scale model.

Kline led the fun, informative build a barn workshops at 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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More library events

What: Team triviaWhen: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 6 and Aug. 20Where: The Sweet & Savory Spot, 31 N. Cass Ave.Details: Enjoy a beverage and a bite to eat while imposing brain power and competing for prizes.

What: End of summer carnivalWhen: 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 2Where: Westmont Public Library, 428 N. Cass Ave.Details: Families are invited to play carnival games, conquer the obstacle course, take a ride on a pony and beat the heat with a delicious snow cone.

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For more information on upcoming events at the Westmont Public Library, go to http://westmontlibrary.org.

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