Back in 2008, I wrote to Mr. Quinn and asked him his thoughts regarding same-sex marriage. And I asked him for a simple yes or no answer: Do you support marriage equality? Not civil unions. Not domestic partnership. Civil marriage between same-sex couples.
I received a disappointing form letter in which Quinn reaffirmed his support for civil unions, hospital visits, blah, blah, blah. He never mentioned the word "marriage" in the letter. He completely ignored my question.
I'm happy to say that our governor has evolved:
"Gov. Quinn joins with President Obama in supporting marriage equality and looks forward to working on this issue in the future with the General Assembly," Quinn spokeswoman Mica Matsoff said.
Read all about it here.
Thank you, Governor Quinn.