Gov. Quinn Reiterates Support for Same-Sex Marriage

August 10, 2012

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.

Story source: WILL

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