The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act will go up for a vote soon in Illinois and word from the White House is President Barack Obama is all for it.
“While the president does not weigh in on every measure being considered by state legislatures, he believes in treating everyone fairly and equally, with dignity and respect.” White House spokesman Shin Inouye told the Chicago Sun-Times. “Were the President still in the Illinois State Legislature, he would support this measure that would treat all Illinois couples equally.”
Obama’s former chief of staff Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn are urging lawmakers to send Quinn a gay marriage bill he can sign. Both houses of legislature in the state are mostly democrat right now. But you know those pesky, Bible-thumping Republicans will not go down without a fight. Illinois passed a civil union law back in 2011, and when it went up for vote only one Senate Republican voted for it.
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