Iowa’s nice, but Illinois representative wants to marry partner in Illinois

As reported by Serena Maria Daniels for the Chicago Tribune:

"State Rep. Deb Mell said she wants nothing more than to marry her partner of nearly six years in her home state of Illinois.

"Mell — who six years ago turned to her father, Ald. Richard Mell, 33rd, to help her put a public face on families where a member is gay — plans to announce her engagement to Christin Baker on the House floor Wednesday.

"'I want to spend the rest of my life with her, and I want to get married in Illinois,' Mell, D-Chicago, said Tuesday during an interview on WTTW's 'Chicago Tonight' news program. 'I mean, we could go to Iowa, and Iowa's great … I went to school in Iowa. But you know what? It's not the state where I represent, and it's not the state where I grew up.'"

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