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Gov. Quinn reiterates support for same-sex marriage

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is reiterating his support for gay marriage in Illinois.

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.

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