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NOV 06, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Ill. set to be 15th state to allow gay marriage

After months of arduous lobbying in President Barack Obama's home state, Illinois lawmakers passed a measure Tuesday that would legalize same-sex marriage. The road to the Illinois vote was long and included a stalled attempt earlier this year, frustrating activists in a state where Democrats lead the House, Senate and governor's office. Chicago Democratic Rep. Greg Harris, who is the main sponsor, decided not to bring the bill for a vote in May, saying he didn't have the support. Backers also launched a furious campaign, hiring a union lobbyist, the former head of the Illinois Republican ... Read More

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