Chicago’s gay community celebrates marriage equality in Illinois

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For the second time in two weeks, a champagne toast for marriage equality.

For some who have been together for a long time, it’s monumental.

A man named Andrew was at the bill signing ceremony Wednesday.  He stood for hours and cried when the governor put pen to paper.

“I never thought I’d see this day,” he said.

Many at Sidetrack in Lakeview Wednesday night thought the same thing. Now they have weddings to plan. Since the bill passed, five weddings have been booked here.

This day also means so much to gay couples with families.  Children who will grow up knowing their parents have a union that’s legal just like other families.

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