USA, Illinois: Governor Quinn Hints at Possible Marriage Equality Vote Next Month

Written by scott on October 25th, 2013

Illinois Governor Pat QuinnIllinois Governor Pat Quinn was encouraged that the groundwork was laid for marriage equality in the two day veto session this month.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s not discouraged that Illinois lawmakers came away from two days of their fall veto session without tackling any of the major issues on their agenda. The Chicago Democrat says the days were valuable for discussion to “lay a foundation” on the state’s pension crisis and same-sex marriage. Both chambers adjourned for the week Wednesday afternoon, however neither issue came up for a vote before lawmakers left town. They’ll be back next month. Quinn says that’ll be the time to take votes.

But will Illinois lawmakers actually have the courage to take up marriage equality vote in November?

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3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Michael says:

    How many times are they going to put this off? We’ve been told since early 2013 that they were about to pass marriage equality. Now it might happen again in November. All this does is give the aggressive pro-homophobia lobby ammunition to say they “stopped” marriage in Illinois. Even though they had nothing to do with it, they will take credit.

  2. Stephen Herman says:

    The homophobic lobby HAS stopped the vote on SSM. The only thing that will turn this around is a positive ruling from the State Supreme Court!

  3. Matt says:

    I bought into this back in the spring and got burned big time. Not buying in again, unfortunately. And it’s not just the anti-crowd that’s causing the delays. Illinois has many other problems that the legislative branch has to sort out first (pensions being the top one) before any SSM vote will take place.

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