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Quinn to Use Lincoln Desk to Sign Gay Marriage Bill

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    Mary Ann Ahern
    Gov. Pat Quinn will use a desk once used by President Abraham Lincoln to sign Illinois' same-sex marriage bill.

    When Gov. Pat Quinn signs a landmark law allowing same-sex marriage in the state, he'll be incorporating a piece of Illinois history.

    Quinn will sign the legislation at a desk once used by President Abraham Lincoln. According to the event's program, the desk was where Lincoln penned his 1861 inaugural address.

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    The governor's office said Wednesday that the desk is being transported to Chicago for the bill signing from the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office in Springfield. That's a state historic site where Lincoln practiced law from 1843 until about 1852.

    Quinn's office didn't immediately have a cost estimate on transporting the desk for the day.

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    Illinois will become the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage. The bill goes into effect June 1.

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