Illinois governor signs law legalizing same-sex marriage

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ILLINOIS – Illinois became the 16th state in the country to legalize same sex marriage Wednesday.

A massive audience crowded into the University of Illinois at Chicago forum to see Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn sign marriage equality legislation- on the same desk President Abraham Lincoln used to pen his first inaugural address.

Love never fails,” Quinn said amid thunderous applause, immediately before sitting down to put his signature on the historic law.