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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 23, 2013

Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Rethink DOMA

Shula Neuman

The Obama administration is following through on its relatively new-found support of gay marriage. On Friday, the administration filed a legal brief with the Justice Department that urges the Supreme Court to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - January 04, 2013

Gay Marriage Supporters in Illinois Look to Next Session

Story by Brian Mackey

Illinois moved one step closer to legalizing gay marriage on Thursday. A Senate panel sent the measure to the floor on a strict party-line vote, but some key absences meant there weren’t enough votes to pass it in the full Senate.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 10, 2012

Gov. Quinn Reiterates Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Story by Sean Powers

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is still on board with the idea of gay marriage in Illinois.

This comes after a string of headlines about the divisive issue, including the revelation that the CEO of Chick-fil-A opposes it. Most recently, Democratic leaders agreed to address gay marriage at their upcoming national convention.

Quinn said he wull continue to push for a change in policy.

“I do favor marriage equality when that bill comes before the legislature I hope it passes and if it gets to my desk I’ll sign it,” he said.

President Obama endorsed equal rights for same-sex couples earlier this year.

One day after that announcement, Quinn said that he agrees with the President’s stance.

Quinn also signed a law establishing civil unions for same-sex couples in Illinois last year.

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