Gov. Pat Quinn believes the gay marriage bill can be passed in the Illinois House during the veto session later this month. The bill was approved in the Senate in February. In May, the House failed to bring it to a vote before adjourning. After House members had several months to weigh the issue in their districts, Quinn is hoping they don’t delay a vote until next year.
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“I think we just got to keep on pushing,” Quinn said. “That’s how the great civil rights victories in our country have happened. People never give up, and so every day matters.” While Quinn maintains his stance that pension reform has to be the General Assembly’s top priority, he said he would sign the gay marriage bill if it’s passed during the session.