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Advocates Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage Law

Equality Illinois is the sponsor of the event




    Some of Illinois' top elected officials are attending a brunch celebrating the state's new law allowing same-sex marriage.

    Democrats Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel along with Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka were among Sunday's attendees.

    Equality Illinois is the sponsor of the event.

    The law took effect earlier this month, though some couples were able to wed earlier due to court rulings.

    In his speech, Emanuel noted his recent 20th wedding anniversary. He says the same-sex marriage law is a milestone but that there are many more miles to go.

    The event wasn't without references to the 2014 election.

    Quinn was praised for supporting the measure while advocates blasted his Republican opponent in a close race, Bruce Rauner. He hasn't detailed his views on gay marriage.