Illinois state Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias takes stand in favor of marriage equality

The Huffington Post
September 3, 2009

Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias said Wednesday he favors legalization of same-sex marriage and, if elected, would seek to repeal a federal law that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman.  "This goes to what this country was founded on -- equality and fairness," said Giannoulias, emphasizing that he sees the freedom to marry as a constitutional and legal issue in the context of past civil rights struggles. [Link]