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Illinois State Rep. Deborah Mell’s Bold-Ass Engagement Announcement

On April 10, Illinois State Rep. Deborah Mell (former sister-in-law to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich) proposed to partner Christin Bake over crème brûlée. She said yes. Adorable! Too bad they can’t get married in their own state, which is why Mell is using today to address her fellow lawmakers on the House floor about how ridiculous it is she must travel to Iowa to marry the person she loves. On Chicago Tonight yesterday evening, the happy couple shared the details of their engagement, and more importantly, how their relationship is just one of thousands in Illinois the state refuses to recognize, and that legislators — who have held the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (HB 2234) lingering in committee — refuse to act.

By:           editor editor
On:           Apr 28, 2010
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  • 4 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      Congratulations to the engaged couple! hopefully she will be able to bring this home to her fellow lawmakers.

      Apr 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      I wish the best to them both!

      Apr 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • wannabegay
      wannabegay

      wow! what a beautiful story! but you must admit that television in Chicago is pretty weird!

      Apr 28, 2010 at 8:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shazzer
      Shazzer

      WTTW is a PBS station, and they definitely have a different presentation style than a commercial TV station.

      Apr 29, 2010 at 7:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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