February 21, 2014

Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Federal Judge Ruling on Same Sex Marriage in Cook County

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"Today a federal judge affirmed that love does not discriminate and that all gays and lesbians in Cook County should have the right to marry. Chicago welcomes all couples to get married here to celebrate their love and to have the bonds of their family acknowledged under law. I look forward to the day where every American enjoys the same freedom to marry, and when our country can provide equal rights to every man or woman – gay or straight. "