Laura Washington of the Chicago Sun-Times interviewed Rev. Benjamin Ledell Reynolds, faith director of Illinois Unites for Marriage. Rev. Reynolds discussed his faith journey and support for Senate Bill 10, which would bring the freedom to marry to Illinois:

The marriage bill may emerge this fall during the General Assembly’s veto session.

Reynolds, now 52 and a grandfather, argues that same-sex marriage rights will boost the community’s bottom line, ensuring all “the benefits to provide for their families.”

And the biblical argument? “For me, the Bible is the book of love.” As the sun streamed in our window, he paraphrased the “golden rule,” Matthew, 7:12. “Do to others what is done to you — what you want done to you.”

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