Tuesday, October 12, 2010

IL Gov. Pushes for Same-sex 'Marriage'

Drawing contrast with his GOP rival, gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn predicts that he'll sign homosexual civil unions legislation in the coming weeks, and says he won't stand in the way of "gay marriage."

Illinois residents, click here to E-mail Gov. Quinn and legislators to stop the Gay Agenda.

UPDATE 11/30/10: Homosexual bills on the floor today!

UPDATE 11/10/10: Chicago Sun-Times reports enough votes to pass bill impending

-- From "Quinn: Ill. could legalize civil unions this year" by The Associated Press, posted at Chicago Tribune 10/6/10

Gov. Pat Quinn says he believes civil unions could be legalized in Illinois before the end of the year.

During an interview with the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald, Quinn said he believes the measure has enough votes to pass during the legislature's fall veto session.

Quinn calls himself a strong advocate of civil unions and says it comes down to a "need to encourage tolerance" in Illinois.

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From "Illinois Governor Pat Quinn: Civil Unions Could Happen This Year" posted at Huffington Post 10/7/10

"The votes are there, I believe," Quinn said. "In the Senate for sure, and definitely I think we can do it in the House."

The measure legalizing civil unions was sponsored this year by Rep. Greg Harris, a Democratic state legislator from Chicago.

Every year, Harris sponsors two bills in the House: one legalizing civil unions, and the other for gay marriage. While he is a proponent of marriage rights, he's also a pragmatic vote-counter; Harris believes that more legislators will support the civil unions bill, though he's not certain that he has the 60 votes required for passage.

Still, there may be some urgency to the matter. Quinn's rival for governor, Republican State Senator Bill Brady, is staunchly opposed to any form of marriage rights for same-sex couples. Earlier this year, he introduced a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage and civil unions.

If Quinn were to lose in November, the December veto session might be the last shot for some time at advancing gay rights in the state.

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