Same-sex marriage is now on the books in Illinois… but the debate may not be over yet.
Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says he would be open to a referendum to ask voters if they want to repeal the new law… which was approved by the legislature late last year. Rauner tells the Chicago Tribune that he wouldn’t try to change the law unless voters said they wanted it repealed in that referendum.
Governor Pat Quinn pounced on the statement. Quinn says he didn’t need a referendum to tell him that supporting equal marriage rights was the correct thing to do.