Illinois voters think gay couples should be allowed to get married. That's according to a recent poll conducted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Forty-three percent of the respondents say the same sex couples should have marriage rights. That's up about 10-percnet compared to the Institute's poll two years ago.
Thirty-one percent think Civil Unions is good enough, which the couples already have in Illinois. Several lawmakers proposed a plan to legalize gay marriage during the spring session earlier this year but they never called it for a vote.