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Looks like Illinois is seriously considering giving gay marriage a go. Obama wants it. Jesse Tyler Ferguson's there selling it. And hell, Illinois is so chock full of gay greatness, it deserves the honor of becoming the 10th state to approve gay marriage. Even the state's Gop chair Pat Brady backs it. Holler!

In order to help propel the issue further, I've concocted a quick list of wonderful gay (or quasi-gay) things to emerge from Il. 

1. "Chicago, Illinois," from the gay classic Victor/Victoria

If my interview with Lesley Ann Warren didn't convince you the Clue alumna is ripe for canonization, please see yourself to this clip from Victor/Victoria where the Oscar-nominated thespian salutes the naughty joys of the Prairie State. Why did it take until 1982 for the world to notice that Chicago begins with C-h-i-c?

2. Dan Savage

The author, commentator, It Gets Better-er, and Savage Love columnist is a Chicago native, »

- virtel

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