Gov. Quinn reiterates support for same-sex marriage

August 9, 2012

Jewell Washington

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is still on board with the idea of gay marriage in Illinois.

This comes after a string of headlines about the divisive issue, including the revelation that the CEO of Chick-fil-A opposes it. And, most recently, Democratic leaders agreed to address gay marriage at their upcoming national convention.

Quinn said he’ll continue to push for a change in policy.

“I do favor marriage equality when that bill comes before the legislature I hope it passes and if it gets to my desk I’ll sign it,” he said.

President Obama endorsed equal rights for same-sex couples earlier this year.

One day after that announcement, Quinn said that he agrees with the President’s stance.

Quinn also signed a law establishing civil unions for same-sex couples in Illinois last year.