State Rep. Deborah Mell has legal gay marriage in Iowa

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August 31, 2011

"State Rep. Deborah Mell (D-Chicago) quietly made Illinois history last week. She got married. To a woman.

"But she had to go to Iowa to do it.

"...'Their Iowa marriage is deemed to be a civil union under Illinois law,' said Christopher Clark, senior staff attorney for Lambda Legal, a national civil rights organization."