May 31, 2013

Statement from Mayor Emanuel on Marriage Equality in Illinois

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

"The Illinois Statehouse has a special place in our nation’s history of expanding equality and opportunity in each generation. Representative Greg Harris was true to that history tonight with his passionate call for marriage equality from the House floor. His eloquent call for action and recognition of same sex couples must be and will be heard. With his moving words this evening, Rep. Harris made it clear that it is time for us to move forward as a city and state, making marriage a right for all.  To honor our city and state’s proud place in the struggle for equality, and most importantly, to honor the life-long commitments of all residents to whomever they love, we must heed Rep. Harris’ words."


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