Bill Clinton spoke out in support of the Illinois marriage bill, NBC Chicago reports. The bill is currently waiting for a vote in the House.

“Illinois has stood for the proposition that all citizens should be treated equally under the law,” Clinton said. “Lincoln himself came to Springfield in search of opportunity, and he dedicated his life to securing equal opportunity for all citizens. I believe that for Illinois and for our nation as a whole, in the 21st century that must include marriage equality.”

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