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Quinn, Emanuel attend Illinois same-sex marriage celebration

| Sunday, June 8, 2014
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.) pays tribute to marriage equality advocates at a celebration in Chicago on June 8, 2014.
A swanky brunch paying tribute Sunday to those who helped pass Illinois' new same-sex marriage law wasn't free from election-year politics as organizers deemed Gov. Pat Quinn "the most pro-gay governor in the history of Illinois" and knocked his Republican re-election challenger.

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Chicago mayor Emanuel praises ruling allowing gay couples to begin marrying

| Friday, February 21, 2014
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CHICAGO -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is praising a federal judge's ruling that allows gay couple to marry immediately in Cook County.

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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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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel signs petition supporting marriage equality

| Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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CHICAGO -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel has signed the "ILove Marriage" petition, pledging his support for legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to an announcement by Lambda Legal. "Mayor Emanuel has been on the forefront in advocating for the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in...

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Rahm Emanuel: Gay marriage my third priority for Illinois Legislature

By Tony Merevick| Chicago Phoenix | Friday, November 16, 2012
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ranked gay marriage No. 3 on his list of priorities for the State Legislature Tuesday, placing it behind pension reform and approving a Chicago casino, reported the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Gary Bauer: Gay marriage stands in the way of reducing crime in Chicago

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Sunday, July 15, 2012
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On Wednesday, Gary Bauer of the Campaign for Working Families attempted to tie the Obama administration’s support for gay rights…to violent crime.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledges support for marriage equality bill

| Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged his support for a new bill introduced in the General Assembly last week that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. Emanuel’s support for the bill comes nearly a day after Gov. Pat Quinn suggested that he was unsure about his stance on same-sex marriage, despite having signed the civil unions bill into law last year.

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More than 80 U.S. mayors pledge support for marriage equality (Video)

| Friday, January 20, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- "Freedom to Marry," a New York-based marriage equality advocacy organization, on Friday announced a bipartisan coalition of more than 80 mayors from across the U.S. who have publicly stated their support for marriage equality for LGBT citizens, and their intention to work toward that goal.

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

| Saturday, July 2, 2011
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week said he hops the state of Illinois will follow New York and legalize marriage for same-sex couples.

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