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Minneapolis mayor courting Chicago gay couples to marry in his city

The mayor of Minneapolis is courting gay couples in Chicago, to get married in his city.

Minnesota legalized same-sex marriages on August 1.

An effort to do the same in Illinois stalled in Springfield.

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(Photo Courtesy: WGN Reporter Tonya Francisco)

So Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak is coming to Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood Thursday to advertise the marriage opportunities that his city has.

That would give an economic boost to his local wedding businesses.

“I’m a strong supporter of marriage equality and I hope someday Illinois will take away the advantage Minnesota has,” Rybak said.

“Hey Chicago! I want to marry you in Minneapolis” is part of the ad campaign being run in Chicago newspapers.

Rybak’s visit has the blessing of Mayor Emanuel, who sees this as a way to get Illinois lawmakers moving on approving gay marriage.

Chicago is the first stop on his campaign.

He also plans to go to Milwaukee, Madison, Denver, and possibly Detroit.

“These are all logical parts of the center of the country where some people don’t have the same rights as in Minnesota,” Rybak told the Chicago Tribune.

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5 Comments to “Minneapolis mayor courting Chicago gay couples to marry in his city”

    Dan S said:
    September 5, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Then you would have no one to play with.

    Kendall Davis said:
    September 5, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Why was my comment deleted. Tis is not freedom of speech. Tjhis is political correctness gone amock

    Kendall Davis said:
    September 5, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Why is it if you oppose all homosexuality,your blocked and your words being altered

    anonymous said:
    September 5, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Come and get them! You can have them all.

    MrCrabs said:
    September 5, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Gee Kendall…you just don't understand Political Correctness as defined within the context of electronic media. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." – Animal Farm (1945) by George Orwell. Mpls Mayor Rybak is looking for tourist dollars.

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