Illinois Unites for Marriage Releases Brendon Ayanbadejo Pro-Gay Robocalls

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Illinoisans have been hearing a lot from prominent lawmakers and religious leaders against the legalization of same-sex marriage in Illinois, but LGBT advocates are firing back with big names in support of the bill.

Illinois Unites for marriage, a coalition of groups backing a bill that would bring equal marriage to Illinois, has released robocalls featuring NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond as well as NFL linebacker and former Chicago Bear Brendon Ayanbadejo.

The calls target the districts of Black lawmakers, who have been heavily targeted by anti-gay robocalls in recent months.

In the Ayanbadejo call, the former Chicago Bear notes that his parents' biracial relationship was not always accepted in society.

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