December 13, 2012 at 10:03 am EDT | by Phil Reese
Illinois governor backs marriage bill
Pat Quinn, Illinois, gay news, Washington Blade

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Jr. has called on lawmakers to deliver a same-sex marriage bill to his desk by January. (Photo by Chris Eaves via wikimedia)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — As early as next month, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wants to see lawmakers pass for his signature a bill extending marriage rights to same-sex couples.

“I hope that bill goes forward,” Quinn was quoted by the Chicago Tribune as saying. “It’s the House that probably is the key arena at this time, and I think we’ll see how the members look at that issue. They should study it carefully and vote their conscience.”


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