The Associated Press covered the hearing yesterday on the motion to dismiss in Lazaro and Matos v. Orr. The ACLU of Illinois is representing nine same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry. The AP spoke with plaintiffs Richard Rykhus and Carlos Briones outside of the court room:

Several couples named in the lawsuit attended Tuesday's hearing, including Richard Rykhus and Carlos Briones of Evanston. They were married in Canada eight years ago.

"I just really hope that we can continue to have the opportunity to tell our stories and say why not allowing marriage equality is wrong and how it affects us," Briones said.

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