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Governor Pat Quinn: 'Marriage Equality is Coming to Illinois' - VIDEO


Illinois Governor Pat Quinn gave his 'State of the State Address' yesterday and heralded the approach of marriage equality:

Four years ago, nobody thought civil unions would be possible here. Today, civil unions are the law of our state. And nearly 5,200 couples across 94 counties have joined in a civil union.

Now, it's time to take that next step in achieving full equality.

Marriage equality is coming to Illinois. And yesterday was a great start in the Senate Executive Committee. I want to thank Senator Heather Steans and Representative Greg Harris for their work to move Illinois forward. Let's pass this bill for marriage equality.

Senate lawmakers plan to make a vote on the marriage equality bill on Valentine's Day.

Quinn's full address is posted, if you're interested, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. The five people standing near him do not look especially happy.

    Posted by: Paul R | Feb 7, 2013 9:52:50 AM

  2. It's Illinois - as someone whose lived here their whole life, I can tell you that the people here aren't known for being very nice.

    Posted by: Sergio | Feb 7, 2013 5:38:09 PM

  3. Another Roman Catholic governor who supports marriage equality. So much for the once influential Catholic hierarchy. Yep, hiding all those Priest preditors have shown the Catholic hierarchy to be morally bankrupt.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 7, 2013 6:51:21 PM

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