About 1,500 have signed up for same-sex marriage bill-signing event

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SPRINGFIELD —The UIC Forum, the venue where Gov. Pat Quinn next week intends to sign legislation allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, already is half-way full. With a week left until the Nov. 20 bill-signing ceremony, the governor’s office reported 1,500 people had signed up through a state website to attend the event to witness the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act becoming law.

By contrast, 1,000 people attended the 2011 civil unions bill-signing ceremony over which Quinn presided at the Chicago Cultural Center. Those interested in seeing next week’s event can enroll here.

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