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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catter

El Monte, CA

#24 Nov 16, 2012
Classist kinda like racist.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#25 Nov 16, 2012
What an idiot and grandstander ! Peopel are being slaughtered in the streets of his city, at a rate not seen in the past 80 years, and he does nothing about it, while grandstanding about a STATE issue he has no control of nor influence over.

Chicago's population is 1/3 that of New York's population, yet it's homicide rate is 400% that of New York's homicide rate.

What a POS this guy is !

DO SOMETHING TO PROTECT YOUR CITIZENS FROM MURDER !!!
Yobyag

King Of Prussia, PA

#26 Nov 16, 2012
While I love the sentiment and appropriate the support, Its a little too late for Illinois to "Lead" anything. They can join the fight though.
Yobyag

King Of Prussia, PA

#27 Nov 16, 2012
Err... That was supposed to be "appreciate the support"

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#28 Nov 16, 2012
Yobyag wrote:
Err... That was supposed to be "appreciate the support"
I think you were rigt the first time. As committed Marxists-Leninists, Democrats LOVE "appropriating" things.
Yobyag

King Of Prussia, PA

#29 Nov 16, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I think you were rigt the first time. As committed Marxists-Leninists, Democrats LOVE "appropriating" things.
You seem a bit angry Foxy. It's Friday. Go have a drink.

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