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Durbin says he supports gay marriage in Illinois

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Associated Press) -

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he supports gay marriage in Illinois.

Durbin sent an open letter Thursday to the Illinois General Assembly, which is considering same-sex marriage legislation this week. Durbin called it an issue of "historic importance" and urged members of the Legislature to vote to approve gay marriage. Durbin says he wants his home state to be "part of the emerging national consensus on this issue of justice."

If approved, the legislation would make Illinois the tenth state to approve gay marriage. Illinois already has civil unions.

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