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Most Illinois pols praise Supreme Court's ruling making gay marriage legal

Most Illinois pols praise Supreme Court's ruling making gay marriage legal

Several Illinois members of Congress were quick to herald the Supreme Court's decision on Friday making gay marriage legal in all 50 states. Criticism of the ruling was rare. Sen. Dick Durbin, the assistant Democratic leader in the Senate, sent out a tweet: "Huge victory for civil rights in our country! Huge victory for love." House Democrat Jan Schakowsky of Evanston described herself as "overjoyed" at the ruling. In a statement, she said: "I am overjoyed at today's Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. As I've said many times over the last several years, marriage equality had the stamp of inevitability on it — it is not a matter or...

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