Peoria Public Radio Staff
Tue April 2, 2013
Sen. Kirk supports same-sex marriage
"The fact that there is an ongoing dialogue on this issue in the Republican Party, the fact that the GOP is not squelching debate and discussion about this, I think shows that we need to allow ourselves as a party to get past lockstep opposition to marriage equality."
The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party also endorsed same-sex marriage, and has since been fighting off attempts to remove him.
Legislation to legalize same-sex marriage passed the Illinois Senate with just one Republican voting "yes." That measure is pending in the Illinois House.