February 14, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn today issued a statement regarding the Illinois Senate's passage of Senate Bill 10, which would bring marriage equality to Illinois.
"Today, we are one step closer to marriage equality in Illinois.
"Couples across Illinois have even more reason today to celebrate their love for each other, thanks to the hard work of committed advocates and lawmakers. This historic legislation will strengthen our state by allowing all committed couples to enjoy the same legal protections and benefits of marriage.
"The Senate took a stand for equal rights for all people. I urge the House of Representatives to pass this legislation so that we can ensure Illinois is a welcoming place for everyone.
"Full equality for all people is right for Illinois."