Chicago Tribune: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Supports Marriage Equality

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May 14, 2012

Following President Obama's announcement last week in support of marriage equality, the Chicago Tribune reports that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn echoed the President's statement and added his own support.

Lambda Legal's National Marriage Project Director Camilla Taylor is quoted in the article:

Camilla Taylor, senior staff attorney for the gay rights group Lambda Legal in Chicago...described Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage as "a watershed moment."

"Imagine being a child growing up understanding that because you're gender-nonconforming or you're gay or lesbian that you're different and your government tells you that you can never realize your dream of getting married," Taylor said. "And now your president has expressed full support for your equality and your humanity."

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