Say Yay or Nay to Gay Marriage
Indications are growing stronger that the General Assembly may take on the issue of same-sex unions in the "lame duck" veto session. Tell us what you think.
Crain's Chicago Business reported last week that the Illinois General Assembly may be ready to approve gay marriage in January as part of the "lame duck" veto session.
Crain's Greg Hinz wrote:
"Legal gay marriage may be coming to Illinois as soon as next month.
"After counting heads and consulting with legislative leaders, the chief sponsors of a bill to permit same-sex couples to get married in the state disclosed this morning that they intend to push for a vote in the General Assembly's lame-duck session, which will occur over two weeks just after New Year's.
"And, in an indication of how big a campaign the pro side is launching, they've hired the firm founded by top presidential adviser David Axelrod to help them with media, organization and outreach to potential supporters, including corporate officials."
So, what do you think? Should the state Legislature approve a bill allowing same-sex couples to get married?
Vote in our poll, and leave you comments in the box below. We'll announce the results next Monday.
Last week, we asked Patch readers to tell us if they agree with Illinois having a concealed carry law.
The results were overwhelmingly in support of the measure, with 85 percent of the votes casts in favor of such a law. Only 10 readers cast votes against it.
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