The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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September 5, 2013

Minn. mayor bids for Ill. gay couples' weddings

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Rybak said that while this particular welcome mat is being put out for gay couples, the longer Illinois goes without legalizing same-sex weddings, the more Chicago's loss will be Minneapolis' gain.

"You can look to the future and say, Minneapolis and Chicago are competing to attract talent," he said. "Over time if people have rights here that they don't have there, it does have a bottom line impact (because) it impacts where you locate your business."

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