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Gov. Quinn to sign Illinois marriage equality bill Nov. 20

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he's planning to sign same-sex marriage legislation on Nov. 20 in Chicago. [...]

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Ill. lawmaker: Son would be proud I voted for gay marriage in his final hours

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Naomi Jakobsson
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois lawmaker says her late son would be proud that she returned to the state capitol to vote for same-sex marriage in his last hours. [...]

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Wedding plans get underway as Illinois same-sex couples gear up for marriage

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Seth Perlman, APMarriage equality supporters at a rally in Springfield, Ill., on Monday, the day before lawmakers passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Just a few hours after state lawmakers approved same-sex marriage in Illinois, Chicago wedding planner Lindsay Parrott started getting her first inquiries for summer weddings. [...]

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Ill. lawmaker proposes to partner just hours after gay marriage bill passes

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Sam Yingling
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois lawmaker is engaged to his partner just hours after the state Legislature approved same-sex marriage legislation. [...]

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Quinn will sign Illinois marriage equality bill this month

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Pat Quinn
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he'll sign legislation allowing same sex couples in Illinois to marry this month. [...]

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Chicago mayor celebrates passage of marriage bill with visit to gay bar

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Michael R. Schmidt, Sun-Times Media/APChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is greeted Tuesday evening as he joins revelers at Sidetrack, a well-known gay bar in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood, where celebrations were taking place after the state Legislature in Springfield voted to legalize same-sex marriage.
CHICAGO -- Celebrations in Chicago for the state's newly approved same-sex marriage law included a visit by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to a well-known gay bar in the city's Boystown neighborhood. [...]

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Obama applauds Ill. General Assemby on passage of marriage equality bill

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Barack-Obama
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has released a statement, applauding the passage of marriage equality in Illinois. [...]

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Church group praises ‘no’ votes on gay marriage bill, vows retribution

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Members of the African American Clergy Coalition speak out against same-sex marriage.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago-area pastors who are opposed to same-sex marriage say they will stand behind Illinois lawmakers who voted against the measure. [...]

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Ill. House Speaker: ‘Art of persuasion’ boosted gay marriage bill’s passage

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
APMichael Madigan
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he used "the art of persuasion" with less than 10 lawmakers to help pass a bill allowing same-sex marriage. [...]

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Illinois becomes #15 as state lawmakers approve marriage equality bill

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The Illinois House votes 61-54 to legalize same-sex marriage.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A historic vote Tuesday in the Illinois House positioned that state to become the largest in the heartland to legalize gay marriage, following months of arduous lobbying efforts by both sides in President Barack Obama's home state. [...]

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