Quinn Strengthens his backing of Gay Marriage

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn is stepping up his support for allowing gay marriage in Illinois.

The Democrat says he'll work with state legislators to make it a reality. Quinn adds that he doesn't want to wait for the courts to act first.

On Monday, he told reporters Illinois should show the nation it's a state that "believes in respecting everyone."

Quinn helped get civil unions approved last year in the Legislature but had for years given vague answers when asked about gay marriage.

Explaining his evolution, Quinn said civil unions have worked well over the past year and now he plans to push for what he calls marriage equality.

Last week, after President Barack Obama endorsed gay marriage, Quinn released a statement saying "he stands with the president."


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  • by dino Location: wincty on May 15, 2012 at 07:31 PM
    quinnoyavich is no different than slobama,they are very,very good at what they do best,buying votes.They have bought black votes,illegal alien votes,yes,slobama will surely find a way to allow them to vote,and who do you think the criminals will vote for,and now all of a sudden we have the"different"bunch.This beloved country of ours is in very deep,probably irreversable trouble.
  • by Anonymous on May 15, 2012 at 07:06 AM
    quinn backs gay marriages but he wont back the casino's something is wrong with this picture.
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