Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn told reporters Monday he hopes Illinois lawmakers will send a marriage equality bill to his desk during the early January lame duck session.Lately, LGBT rights activists have been signaling that a bill will be called to vote during the brief period of time before the newly-elected state legislators are sworn in Jan. 9 — as soon as they know it has enough votes to pass.
“I hope that bill goes forward,” Quinn said when asked about the bill, reports the Chicago Tribune. “It’s the House that probably the key arena at this time, and I think we’ll see how the members look at that issue. They should study it carefully and vote their conscience.”