Peoria Public Radio Staff
Wed November 6, 2013
IL lawmaker pushing earlier same-sex marriage date
"We would substitute an immediate effective date, which means as soon as this new bill is signed into law, it would accelerate the effectiveness of marriage equality. And whether that's Valentine's Day of next year or some other date, we could make sure folks have access to equality earlier than they would after the governor signs this bill."
Gay-rights advocates back the idea.
But rekindling the same-sex marriage debate could open up raw political wounds. Harmon says he's sensitive to that, and is not trying to upset anyone.