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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Illinois Gov Signs Marriage Equality Bill

"This new law is an epic victory for equal rights in America. Illinois is moving forward. We are a model for our country. If the Land of Lincoln can achieve marriage equality, so can every other state in the nation."
Governor Pat Quinn, November 20, 2013.

Click here to view video of complete bill signing ceremony, with the following participants: University of Illinois President Robert Easter, UIC Student Jennifer Geiman, Governor Pat Quinn, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Secretary of State Jesse White, Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, House Speaker Mike Madigan, Sen. Heather Steans, Rep. Greg Harris and Patrick Bova

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