* From Carol Marin’s Sun-Times column…
State Rep. Deborah Mell (D-Chicago) quietly made Illinois history last week.
She got married.
To a woman.
Mell, 43, is the first high-profile elected official in the state to publicly enter into a same-sex marriage.
But she had to go to Iowa to do it.
It’s one of only six states plus the District of Columbia where same-sex marriage is legal. A judge in Davenport performed their civil ceremony last Wednesday. […]
A Gallup poll in May reported that for the first time, a majority of Americans — 53 percent — support the right of same sex couples to marry.
* The Question: Should Illinois amend its new civil union law to allow same-sex marriage? Take the poll and then explain your answer in comments.