Gov. Pete Ricketts is fitting in a family wedding in Chicago today before leaving on a trade mission.

Ricketts will attend the wedding of his sister, Laura Ricketts. She is marrying Brooke Skinner, a brand strategist for Twitter.

Laura Ricketts was one of the leaders in the gay-rights movement in Chicago and was active in pushing for the legalization of gay marriage in Illinois, which took effect last year.

She is also the leader of LPAC, a lesbian-backed political action committee.

Pete Ricketts, who has said he loves his sister but opposes same-sex marriage, will be present for the ceremony.

He then will embark on Sunday on a 10-day trade mission to Europe, starting in Italy.

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