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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Advocating the inevitable: Obama wants gay marriage legalized in Illinois
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Dec. 30, 2012 11:15 a.m.





Given the rapid rise of public support for legalization of same-sex marriage in recent years, it seems likely that the next generation of Americans will look back on the prohibition of such unions as benighted puritanism.

Illinois, a state with a large and diverse population and home to one of the nation’s most cosmopolitan big cities, shouldn’t want to be remembered as a laggard on this score.

Fortunately, the state’s most prominent citizen is URGING action on this matter forthwith:

President Barack Obama is urging the Illinois General Assembly to legalize gay marriage in his home state as lawmakers are ...

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