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.
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."