Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak introduced a new advertising campaign in Chicago's Boystown Thursday, Sept. 5 called "I Want to Marry You in Minneapolis," which invites gay residents of the state of Illinois to travel to Minneapolis to get married, Patch.com reports. According to Patch,
"Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak visited Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood Thursday morning, unveiling a new advertising campaign to draw the city’s LGBT community to get married in Minnesota.
It’s called “I Want to Marry You in Minneapolis,” inviting same-sex couples to visit the northern city to tie the knot. Rybak held the meeting at the Center on Halsted, the Midwest’s largest LGBT community center, where he detailed Minnesota’s economic advantage over Illinois in regards to gay marriage.
“Chicago is my kind of town, but it’s a second city in human rights,” Rybak said. “Right now that gives a tremendous competitive advantage to Minneapolis. The people who built this neighborhood, who have done so much incredible work for this community, you deserve equal rights. Come to Minnesota, a place that already recognizes that you should have those rights.”"
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