SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The executive board of the Illinois chapter of the AFL-CIO is supporting gay marriage.
The adopted resolution states the AFL-CIO joins faith communities, civil rights organizations, President Barack Obama and its own unions in supporting “marriage equality legislation that effectively protects religious freedom.”
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The legislation got Senate approval in February but never got called for a vote in the House before the Legislature adjourned in May.
Supporters, including some in the business community, say a gay marriage law would be good for business. Influential lawmakers have pointed out that other states are luring couples to come to their states to get married.
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