Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) has come out for marriage equality.
Said Kirk on his website:
When I climbed the Capitol steps in January, I promised myself that I would return to the Senate with an open mind and greater respect for others.
Same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage. Our time on this Earth is limited, I know that better than most. Life comes down to who you love and who loves you back– government has no place in the middle.
Kirk is the second Republican Senator to come out for marriage equality, joining Ohio's Rob Portman. A marriage equality bill is currently under consideration in Illinois, awaiting a vote in the House.