Illinois: GOP Party Chairman Pat Brady supports same-sex marriage

Well, this is huge for Illinois and marriage equality!

According to DailyHerald.com, Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles is calling GOP lawmakers asking them to support a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage, he said today.

Brady said he was making the calls as a citizen, outside of his official role with the Illinois Republican Party.

“I think it’s time for people to support this,” Brady said.

“More and more Americans understand that if two people want to make a lifelong commitment to each other, government should not stand in their way,” he said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “Giving gay and lesbian couples the freedom to get married honors the best conservative principles. It strengthens families and reinforces a key Republican value – that the law should treat all citizens equally.”

Lawmakers in Springfield could begin debating the issue at a hearing as early as tomorrow.

(via JMG)

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