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Illinois joins list of U.S. states to legalize gay marriage

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 00:55

Nov. 20 - Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois signs same-sex marriage into law Wednesday, making President Obama's home state the 16th to allow such unions. Gavino Garay reports.

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**EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING** Illinois joins the growing list of states to legalize gay marriage. Governor Pat Quinn: (SOUNDBITE) ILLINOIS GOVERNOR PATT QUINN SAYING: "This desk was used by Abraham Lincoln to write one of his inaugural addresses. And I think that we understand in are state that part of our unfinished business is to help other states in the United States of America achieve marriage equality...and I'm gonna sign this bill right now." It makes President Barack Obama's home state the 16th in the nation to allow such unions. Now that the Governor's signed the law, it is due to take effect on June 1.

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Illinois joins list of U.S. states to legalize gay marriage

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 00:55