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Illinois lawmaker proposes to partner after gay marriage passage

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Just hours after the Illinois General Assembly voted to allow same-sex marriage beginning in June, an Illinois lawmaker proposed to his partner of three years.

Rep. Sam Yingling of Round Beach proposed during a celebration at the Governor's Mansion on Tuesday. He and his partner have three children and Yingling said he plans to get their marriage license as soon as the law goes into effect.

Yingling said he has been carrying a ring with him for about a year, waiting for his chance to propose. The two men grew up in Illinois and hoped to marry in their home state.

Governor Quinn has said he will sign the bill this month, making Illinois the 15th state to allow gay marriage.

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