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Illinois Business Leaders, Corporations Sign on to Letter Supporting Marriage Equality: READ

Dozens of Illinois business leaders and corporations are throwing their support behind a marriage equality bill expected to be addressed by the state legislature at the beginning of February, the Chicago Tribune reports:

ILIn addition to Google, Orbitz Worldwide and Groupon, individual signers of the letter include Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing Co.; Lance Chody, CEO of Garrett Popcorn Shops; Fred Eychaner, chairman of the Newsweb Corp.; and Laura Ricketts, co-owner of the Chicago Cubs. Eychaner and Ricketts are openly gay executives who are helping fund the statewide push for same-sex marriage, the Tribune has reported.

Read the full letter, AFTER THE JUMP...

Illinois Unites Business Support Letter by towleroad

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  1. Just repeating my earlier comment on the previous, almost identical story posted yesterday. In case anybody thinks this is a big win, keep in mind that the large majority of the big companies in Illinois didn't sign this letter. John Deere, McDonald's, abbott labs, motorola, united airlines, Sears, among many others, are missing. It's great that we were able to get some support here, but overall this seems to be the weakest corporate support I've seen among any of the state marriage efforts.

    Posted by: Brian | Jan 14, 2013 11:29:39 AM


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