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  • Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.

       Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Barbara Marian and Jerry Powers, both of Harvard and with Catholics for Marriage Equality, participate outside of the University of Illinois Forum.

       Barbara Marian and Jerry Powers, both of Harvard and with Catholics for Marriage Equality, participate outside of the University of Illinois Forum.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Lou Sutton of Lombard, left, gets a hug from Lois Parr of Chicago. Both sang during the program with Artemis Singers of Chicago, before Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act .

       Lou Sutton of Lombard, left, gets a hug from Lois Parr of Chicago. Both sang during the program with Artemis Singers of Chicago, before Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act .
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Donna Corpolongo, left, and Geri Winters, both of Lombard, celebrate as Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act .Corpolongo and Winters were married in Massachusetts.

       Donna Corpolongo, left, and Geri Winters, both of Lombard, celebrate as Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act .Corpolongo and Winters were married in Massachusetts.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Sami Grisafe of Chicago rehearses the National Anthem which before performing at the start of the program.

       Sami Grisafe of Chicago rehearses the National Anthem which before performing at the start of the program.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Donna Corpolongo, left, and Geri Winters, both of Lombard, celebrate as Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.

       Donna Corpolongo, left, and Geri Winters, both of Lombard, celebrate as Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Donna Corpolongo, left, and Geri Winters, both of Lombard, celebrate as Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.

       Donna Corpolongo, left, and Geri Winters, both of Lombard, celebrate as Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • $PHOTOCREDIT_ON$George LeClaire/gleclaire@dailyherald.com$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$Donna Corpolongo, left, and Geri Winters, both of Lombard, celebrate as Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.

       $PHOTOCREDIT_ON$George LeClaire/gleclaire@dailyherald.com$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$Donna Corpolongo, left, and Geri Winters, both of Lombard, celebrate as Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Donna Corpolongo, left, and Geri Winters, both of Lombard, celebrate as Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.

       Donna Corpolongo, left, and Geri Winters, both of Lombard, celebrate as Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Trevor Slom of Chicago ,right, gets a hug from friend Jeffrey Ciolino of Chicago in front of the UIC Forum before the event.

       Trevor Slom of Chicago ,right, gets a hug from friend Jeffrey Ciolino of Chicago in front of the UIC Forum before the event.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Donna Corpolongo, left, and Geri Winters, both of Lombard, celebrate as Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.

       Donna Corpolongo, left, and Geri Winters, both of Lombard, celebrate as Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • People line up in front the Forum just before the door opened at 2 p.m. for Gov. Pat Quinn to sign the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.

       People line up in front the Forum just before the door opened at 2 p.m. for Gov. Pat Quinn to sign the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • State Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, speaks before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law, making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to embrace full marriage equality for same sex couples, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Chicago. The law takes effect June 1, 2014. Harris was the main sponsor of the bill in the Illinois State House.

      State Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, speaks before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law, making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to embrace full marriage equality for same sex couples, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Chicago. The law takes effect June 1, 2014. Harris was the main sponsor of the bill in the Illinois State House.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Surrounded by elected officials, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the state's Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law.

      Surrounded by elected officials, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the state's Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law.
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  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks before signing the state's Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law.

      Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks before signing the state's Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law.
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  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn acknowledges the applause after signing the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law, making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to embrace full marriage equality for same sex couples.

      Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn acknowledges the applause after signing the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law, making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to embrace full marriage equality for same sex couples.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn holds up the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act after he signed it into law.

      Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn holds up the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act after he signed it into law.
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  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law.

      Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law.

      Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law.
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  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, center, signs the state's Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law, making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to embrace full marriage equality for same sex couples.

      Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, center, signs the state's Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law, making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to embrace full marriage equality for same sex couples.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • The signature of Illinois Gov. Patrick Joseph Quinn is affixed to the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law during ceremonies on the campus of the University of Illinois Chicago.

      The signature of Illinois Gov. Patrick Joseph Quinn is affixed to the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law during ceremonies on the campus of the University of Illinois Chicago.
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  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law.

      Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • State Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, speaks before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law.Steans was the main sponsor of the bill in the Illinois Senate.

      State Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, speaks before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law.Steans was the main sponsor of the bill in the Illinois Senate.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Lifelong partners Jim Darby, left, and Patrick Bova kiss before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law. Darby and Bova have been together for 50 years and now plan to marry in Illinois.

      Lifelong partners Jim Darby, left, and Patrick Bova kiss before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law. Darby and Bova have been together for 50 years and now plan to marry in Illinois.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law.

      Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

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