Report: State Rep. Mell enters gay marriage in Iowa

August 31, 2011 5:41:35 AM PDT
State lawmaker Deborah Mell is Illinois' first high-profile elected official to enter into a same-sex marriage, according to reports.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Mell and her longtime partner Christin Baker tied the knot last Wednesday during a ceremony in Iowa, one of six states where same-sex marriage is legal.

Mell is the daughter of Chicago Ald. Dick Mell and the sister of former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich.