Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he hopes Illinois will follow New York in legalizing same-sex marriage, but refused to comment on President Barack Obama’s refusal to marriage equality.
"I would hope that the state would move in that direction," the former White House chief of staff told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday when asked about New York’s historic vote to legalize same-sex marriage. "Tremendous progress has been made across the country on a value statement. And I think that’s very important."
The new mayor described marrige equality as "a significant issue" but refused to say if the federal government or his former boss should take a more pro-active role. "Whatever perspective I have, I’ll share with him."