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Black Ministers Robocall Against Gay Marriage

CHICAGO (AP) - Some Chicago-area black clergy have issued robocalls in opposition to legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois.     

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the African-American Clergy Coalition launched another round of calls on Monday. The 40-second messages feature the voice of former state Sen. James Meeks, who is senior pastor of Chicago's Salem Baptist Church. In the message Meeks says in his view "same-sex marriage should not be the law of the state of Illinois."     

The state Senate last month approved legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry. It awaits a floor vote in the House, where Speaker Michael Madigan has said passing it will be "very difficult." Gov. Pat Quinn has said he would approve gay marriage.      Some prominent African-American ministers have said that they do support gay marriage.

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