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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:05 PM

Pres.Obama urging state lawmakers to legalize gay marriage in Illinois: Sun-Times exclusive

Source: Lynn Sweet:Chicago Sun-Times

President Barack Obama is urging the Illinois General Assembly to legalize gay marriage in his home state as lawmakers are poised to take up the measure as early as this week in Springfield.

"While the president does not weigh in on every measure being considered by state legislatures, he believes in treating everyone fairly and equally, with dignity and respect," White House spokesman Shin Inouye told the Chicago Sun-Times on Saturday.

"As he has said, his personal view is that it's wrong to prevent couples who are in loving, committed relationships, and want to marry, from doing so. Were the President still in the Illinois State Legislature, he would support this measure that would treat all Illinois couples equally." Inouye said.

The lead sponsors of the "Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act," state Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and state Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago), intend to put the measure up for a vote during the upcoming January lame-duck session.

Read more: http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2012/12/obama_urging_state_lawmakers_t.html

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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:59 PM

1. Great! Thank you President Obama and

cal04 for bringing us the news!

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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:58 PM

2. I guess he really has evolved.

Thanks, Mr. Obama. Please encourage MN to do so as well.

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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:00 PM

3. K&R

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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:06 AM

4. Then why doesnt he tell his people to stop enforcing DOMA? nm

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