Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Illinois to legalize same-sex marriage

Chicago Major Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Major Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week said he hopes the state of Illinois will follow New York and legalize marriage for same-sex couples.

President Barack Obama‘s former Chief of Staff told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that marriage equality is a “significant issue.”

“I would hope that the state would move in that direction,” Emanuel said. “Tremendous progress has been made across the country on a value statement and I think that’s very important.”


Illinois became the 12th U.S. state to grant legal recognition to same-sex couples as a new civil unions law took effect on June 1.

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