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Rep. Mell Still Advocating for Gay Marriage

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 28, 2011 9:20PM

2011_1_28_deb_mell.jpeg State Rep. Deb Mell, while happy that Gov. Quinn is signing the Civil Unions Bill into law Monday at the Chicago Cultural Center, told WBEZ that Illinois still has a way to go in the gay rights department. Mell still plans on traveling to Iowa, where gay marriage is legal, to wed her fiancée. "(We) sat down with our accountant recently to fill out forms and we had to check 'single,'" Mell said. "And that wasn't true."