Mayor Rahm Emanuel will Fight for Marriage Equality in Illinois
Looks like marriage equality is pretty high up there on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s list of “things to do.” On Tuesday he gave a list of priorities that he feels Springfield should be tackling for the upcoming legislative season. Marriage equality was third on his list, after pension reform, and a Chicago casino that would go toward the modernization of schools in Illinois.
“One is retirement security and pension reform so we can give taxpayers and the public employees retirement security, which is something we can’t say today,” Emanuel told reporters during a visit to Austin Polytechnical Academy High School to announce an investment in the school’s manufacturing program. “Two, I was advocating, as have other people for 25 years, a casino for the city of Chicago, but one in which I’ve committed [that] all the resources will go into school modernization and building new schools and modernizing our schools so our kids will have the best facilities to learn in. Third, I will continue to advocate, as I have since a congressman, that we also pass marriage equality and end the discrimination on the books.”
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