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This Couple's Heartbreaking Story is Why Illinois Can't Wait for Marriage Equality: VIDEO


Illinois Unites for Marriage shares the story of Robert and Steven, a Chicago couple who had hoped to marry in their home state of Illinois before Steven lost his battle with melanoma.

They never had the chance.

Says Robert:

"He wanted one thing in his whole life and that was to get married and he didn't get it. And he will never get it now. And I don't think they realize that we're real people. Thousands of us have probably missed out just in Illinois. I don't understand the problem. People are dying without being equal. Civil unions are not marriage. A different title does not mean it's the same thing. You have a group of people that you call something different and yes, everybody's gonna think they're different. And we're not, really."


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  1. So what is up with Illinois? What's holding up that normally reliable state?

    Posted by: Tranquilo | Sep 19, 2013 11:47:44 AM

  2. The quality of their relationship would not have changed by a piece of paper. This is a pathetic story, attempting to further validate the gay holy grail of marriage.

    Posted by: Gee | Sep 19, 2013 1:00:28 PM

  3. Beautiful captivating story. sO SICK OF THESE RELIGIOUS PIECES OF dirt standing in the way of equality.


    HATE you religious dirtbags!

    Posted by: Kyle C. | Sep 19, 2013 7:35:42 PM

  4. THIS is why we fight for equality!

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 19, 2013 7:35:57 PM

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