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Obama 'proud' of Illinois lawmakers after gay marriage vote

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President Obama on Tuesday praised Illinois state lawmakers for approving same-sex marriage, saying he was “so proud” of their vote. “I applaud the men and women of the Illinois General Assembly, a body in which I was proud to serve, for voting to legalize marriage equality in my home state,” said Obama in a statement. “As President, I have always believed that gay and lesbian Americans should...

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