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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Vows To Push For Legalizing Gay Marriage

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that he would press for legislation pending in Springfield that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.

CBS reports:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pledging to push for legalizing gay marriage in Illinois.

As WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, Mayor Emanuel says he will continue to push for same-sex marriage because he believes two people who love each other and share their lives should have the same rights as other couples regardless of gender.

“I support both the civil union and ultimately, gay marriage, because I think discrimination is embedded deeper than just recognizing a marriage or recognizing a civil union,” Emanuel said. “We need that recognizing the love between two adults also has a series of rippling effects through a series of policies, public and private, that we all take as a given, and is not true for gay and lesbian couples.”

Last week, Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) introduced a bill that would give same-sex couples full marriage rights in Illinois

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