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Rahm Offers Valentine to Gay Community



    The Chicago Mayor's Office thinks it's a very good Valentine's Day.

    On the heels of the Illinois Senate advancing a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office took to social media with a quick post embracing the move.

    "Roses are red.
    Violets are blue.
    Marry a woman.
    Or marry a dude."

    The accompanying photo was snapped last Saturday at the Equality Illinois Gala headlined "Justice for all."

    "The freedom to marry the person you love is one that should be afforded to all citizens and, for too long, has been denied to our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters," Emanuel said from Washington, D.C. after the Senate vote. "When two people love each other, no government entity should stand in the way of letting them express that love. It is time that our laws reflect our values and I am so proud that on this Valentine’s Day, the Illinois Senate has voted to approve gay marriage."

    Senate Bill 10 now advances to the more conservative Illinois House.