Chicago Mayor Daley Hails IL Civil Unions Bill, Says it’s Not Enough

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley today hailed passage of the state's civil union bill but quickly said that only full equality is sufficient, the Sun-Times reports.

Daley Said Daley: "Finally, they realized they should have the same rights under state law. But eventually, [gay] marriage will take place. It has to. . . .  We have to move faster."

OF those the bill will benefit, he added: "These are great citizens. They’re a tremendous resource for us in our great city. I’m very proud of the relationship that I had with them over many years. And it’s really important for us to move forward. These are people [who] have families. These are people [who] work in every sector of our society. They should not be discriminated against in any way whatsoever."