Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Illinois Should Legalize Gay Marriage

Nov 15, 2012 Full story: www.windycitymediagroup.com 26

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is sending a message to Illinois lawmakers this week: Illinois must lead the way for marriage equality. Emanuel called on Illinoisans to make same-sex marriage a reality Nov. 13 in a statement issued by his office.

The statement notes the mayor's past support of civil unions in Illinois as well as his support for ending the military's ban on openly gay service. "While we have come to a greater appreciation for the contributions of the GLBT community, gays and lesbians are still denied one essential freedom: the right to make a life-long commitment to the person they love," Emanuel wrote.

The statement goes on to note the diversity of Chicago and the history of Illinois as a leader on struggles for equality. "Marriage is the next step in our nation's march forward," Emanuel wrote. "Illinois must lead the way."

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“ WOOF ! ”

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#1 Nov 15, 2012
As MAYOR, and NOT a governor, Rahm Emmanuel should concern himself with the SKYROCKETING homicide rate in Chicago which is now MORE THAN 400% that of New York's homicide rate ! And Chicago is a tiny fraction of the size of New York !

Oh wait. Nearly all the victims are black and poor. That's alright then. Nevermind.

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#2 Nov 15, 2012
Thanks Rahm.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Nov 15, 2012
Marriage equality could be passed as soon as the end of this month in their special session. Rep Harris is counting votes, and has said when he's confident he has the votes, he'll bring forth a bill. More likely it will be sometime in 2013.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#4 Nov 15, 2012
Right, Rahm, and they should make you illegal.

DNF

“Judge more and you love less”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#5 Nov 15, 2012
Chance wrote:
Right, Rahm, and they should make you illegal.
Spoken like a good little fascist. Jail anyone who dissents with you.

Funny how often folks like you claim gays and lesbians want to silence the opposition when you advocate doing it yourself.
Weedydragon

Rocky River, OH

#6 Nov 15, 2012
I see the haters are at it again!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

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#7 Nov 15, 2012
The FIRST duty of ANY government, whether it be federal, state, county, city, or local, is the PROTECTION OF IT'S CITIZENS FROM PHYSICAL HARM, whether it be from foreign, or domestic sources.

The Chicago homicide rate has been skyrocketing for montsh and Rahm Emmanuel does NOTHING to stop it !

How can people in a city less than 1/3 the size of New York, find it acceptable to have a homicide rate 400% that of New York's homicide rate ! Not 4%, bute 400%!!! How is that acceptable ?!

Is it because mose of teh victims are poor and black ??? Why aren't Democrats screaming about this ?!

Oh wait, they don't care about teh poor and black people. They only care about billions of dollars in corporate donations and fleecing the middle class like DEMOCRATIC former Governor Jon Corzine who REFUSES to say where all his investors' money went to.

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#8 Nov 15, 2012
"FaFoxy", you want to start a thread on the murder rate in Chicago, or elsewhere, you are certainly welcome to do so.

Please stop acting like a troll when you don't have to; i.e. NEVER
TravisA

Dayton, OH

#9 Nov 15, 2012
Woo Hoo Equality 2012! Forward!

“ WOOF ! ”

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#10 Nov 15, 2012
snyper wrote:
"FaFoxy", you want to start a thread on the murder rate in Chicago, or elsewhere, you are certainly welcome to do so.
Please stop acting like a troll when you don't have to; i.e. NEVER
So let the poor and black continue to get slaughtered in Chicago because Rahm would rather spend his time, energy and money on a STATE MATTER, rather than spending those things on greater police protection, the apprehension of criminals, and the protection of his city's citizens, right ?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

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#11 Nov 15, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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So let the poor and black continue to get slaughtered in Chicago because Rahm would rather spend his time, energy and money on a STATE MATTER, rather than spending those things on greater police protection, the apprehension of criminals, and the protection of his city's citizens, right ?
No reason he can't work on both. Some people are able to multitask.

Btw, the poor tend to kill each other; no major loss regardless of what race they are.

“ WOOF ! ”

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#12 Nov 15, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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No reason he can't work on both. Some people are able to multitask.
Btw, the poor tend to kill each other; no major loss regardless of what race they are.
Since marriage is a STATE matter, Rahm can't do a DAMN THING about it. The FIRST thing his responsibilty is, is to ensure teh safety of his citizens !

Please explain why a city 1/3 the size of New York has a homicide rate 400% that of New York's ! Is it the cold weather ?!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#13 Nov 15, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Since marriage is a STATE matter, Rahm can't do a DAMN THING about it. The FIRST thing his responsibilty is, is to ensure teh safety of his citizens !
Please explain why a city 1/3 the size of New York has a homicide rate 400% that of New York's ! Is it the cold weather ?!
Obviously you don't understand Illinois politics.

Yes, it's the cold weather that makes people want to kill each other. Any other stupid questions?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#14 Nov 15, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Since marriage is a STATE matter, Rahm can't do a DAMN THING about it. The FIRST thing his responsibilty is, is to ensure teh safety of his citizens !
Please explain why a city 1/3 the size of New York has a homicide rate 400% that of New York's ! Is it the cold weather ?!
Don't ask us
.
The homicide rate is a straight people's problem

“ WOOF ! ”

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#15 Nov 15, 2012
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Don't ask us
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The homicide rate is a straight people's problem
Not if it's gay people getting killed which you KNOW happens !

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-09-24...
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#18 Nov 15, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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Just like I've said before, you're just a fked up perverted freak that cares for no one but himself, and just like a druggie, wondering where your next dick is coming from.
I'm not perverted
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'you' are ;o))

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#19 Nov 16, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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So let the poor and black continue to get slaughtered in Chicago because Rahm would rather spend his time, energy and money on a STATE MATTER, rather than spending those things on greater police protection, the apprehension of criminals, and the protection of his city's citizens, right ?
Again, a topic for another thread.

Stop trolling.

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#20 Nov 16, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Not if it's gay people getting killed which you KNOW happens !
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-09-24...
That is also a fine topic for another thread.

Stop trolling.

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#22 Nov 16, 2012
your day will come wrote:
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Have you watched your kiddie porn today. Please stop molesting little boys.
That, too, is a topic for a thread all it's own ... IFF you can find a news article to base it upon.

Stop trolling.
catter

El Monte, CA

#23 Nov 16, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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No reason he can't work on both. Some people are able to multitask.
Btw, the poor tend to kill each other; no major loss regardless of what race they are.
That was a really messed up statement. I had a high opinion of you till you said that. Many people are not poor by choice, and the fact that you seem to think we are worthless makes you sound like a classier bigot.

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