Proponents of a gay marriage bill said Wednesday they want to see the legislation addressed during the General Assembly’s veto session that begins next week.
However, they would not discuss specifics of how many votes they believe there are for the bill in the Illinois House after a summer-long effort to build support.
“We don’t comment publicly on roll call,” John Kohlhelpp, campaign manager for Illinois Unites for Marriage, told The State Journal-Register editorial board. “We take that from our sponsor (Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago). He says we are within striking distance.” […]
[Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago] said it is imperative that Illinois legalize gay marriage “to address the harm that’s been done since we failed to pass in the spring and the world changed when the (federal) defense of marriage act was struck down.”
* The Question: Should the sponsors bring the gay marriage bill to the House floor for a 3rd Reading vote even if they’re not sure if they have enough votes to pass it? Take the poll and then explain your answer in comments, please.
And if the poll gets freeped like the last one on this topic, I’ll just shut it down and we’ll rely solely on commenters.