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Giannoulias Discusses His Marriage Equality View

July 6, 2010

Freedom to Marry has posted a new interview with Senate candidate and Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, explaining his reasons for supporting marriage equality. In the interview, he cites his spiritual beliefs as a motivating factor. He also says that he knows his view could offend some voters, but he is doing what the thinks is right.

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Giannoulias Expands Partner Benefits

June 14, 2010

Alexi Giannoulias

Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois state treasurer and Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, announced today that he was expanding benefits for employees in the state’s Department of Treasure to allow greater leave time for same-sex couples. The treasurer’s order will allow employees in same-sex relationships all the benefits accorded to married couples by the Family and Medical Leave Act, including paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child, to care for a sick partner, and bereavement leave.

Giannoulias called the move “a step toward marriage equality.” The state already grants health care coverage to the same-sex partners of workers. Giannoulias is Greek Orthodox.

Check out coverage here, here, here, and here.