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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (C, seated) signs the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law at a ceremony in Chicago, Illinois, November 20, 2013. Quinn on Wednesday signed into law a bill extending marriage rights to same-sex couples, making the home state of President Barack Obama the 16th to allow such unions. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Illinois governor signs same-sex marriage into law

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CHICAGO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday signed into law a bill extending marriage rights to same-sex couples, making the home state of President Barack Obama the 16th to allow such unions.

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