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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Hopes Illinois Will follow New York And Legalize Gay Marriage

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told CNN he hopes Illinois will follow New York’s decision to legalize gay marriage.

USA today reports:

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel jumped into the same-sex marriage debate, saying he hopes the state of Illinois will follow New York and legalize marriage for gay couples.

President Obama’s former chief of staff told CNN that same-sex marriage is a “significant issue.”

“I would hope that the state would move in that direction,” Emanuel said in the interview that aired Wednesday. “Tremendous progress has been made across the country on a value statement and I think that’s very important.”

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