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Groupon Advocates For Marriage Equality in Illinois: VIDEO


Coupon giant Groupon has today posted a video offering their support for marriage equality in Illinois:

"We are a stronger company and community when everyone of our friends and colleagues has the opportunity to have an equally valued relationship with the person whom they love and support."

Advocacy from corporations like Groupon may help provide momentum to what some feared may have become a stunted cause. Illinois has been in the throes of a heated battle on marriage equality for much of 2013. Though prognosticators were optimistic early on, a proposed bill failed to reach the Illinois House floor in May, with much speculation as to the reasons behind the bill's failure. However, advocates began a new $2 million dollar campaign for marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln in July and a court challenge is also pending.

Groupon said it best: "It's time, Illinois."

Don't miss the video complete with testimonials from Groupon employees AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. It's time Illinois! Join the 13 states, and becoming the 14th!

    Posted by: Howard | Aug 16, 2013 3:08:11 PM

  2. Yay!!! Well done. Thank you, Groupon!

    Posted by: Geoff | Aug 16, 2013 5:08:27 PM

  3. Very well done. I love this. Unlike most companies that seem to do these sorts of videos and advertisements solely to try to get our money, Groupon seems to truly value their LGBT workers. Good for them.

    Let's go Illinois! I know it's a long shot this year but hopefully in '14 for sure, we'll see equality.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | Aug 17, 2013 2:05:11 AM

  4. This is amazing on so many levels! THANK YOU GROUPON!

    Posted by: USC Trojans Fan | Aug 17, 2013 9:24:21 AM

  5. Yes! yes! yes!
    Loved the video

    Posted by: Jennie | Aug 17, 2013 9:26:02 AM

  6. Awww the video was lovely.

    Posted by: Ciera | Aug 17, 2013 10:35:01 AM

  7. Go Groupon! Thanks for the support! Go Illinois! Bring marriage equality for all!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 18, 2013 8:13:42 PM

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