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“Gay Marriage’s Time Is Now”

Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday penned an op-ed urging Illinois state lawmakers to build on last year’s legalization of civil unions for same-sex couples by bringing marriage equality to the Prairie State.

“The City of Chicago and the State of Illinois have a special place in our nation’s history as leader in our nation’s struggle to equality to all,” Emanuel, whose father is Israeli, wrote Tuesday. “Marriage equality is the next step in our nation’s march forward. Illinois must lead the way.

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