Illinois, USA: Governor Pat Quinn Demands Marriage Equality Vote

Written by scott on May 11th, 2013

Illinois Governor Pat QuinnAs other stats quickly pass Illinois by on the marriage equality vote, the Governor is getting impatient with the State House. Think Progress reports:

In remarks Thursday, he called for the Illinois House of Representatives to follow the state Senate’s lead and enact marriage equality. Quinn, who endorsed same-sex marriage last May, has been personally lobbying undecided legislators and says supporters are close to the required 60 votes. After months of delays, Quinn says it is now “time to vote.” He told reporters “it’s important that Illinois and the House of Representatives get moving… I believe a majority exists to get this bill passed through the House onto my desk so I can sign it into law.”

Since Illinois started the process, two other states have crossed the finish line, and Minnesota is very close, Time to get this think passed in Illinois, too – what are they waiting for?

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