President Obama Throws Weight Behind Last Chance For Illinois Marriage Equality This Season

With one and a half days remaining on the Illinois legislative calendar and LGBT activists claiming a vote for marriage equality is imminent, President Obama has personally appealed to lawmakers to place themselves on the right side of history.

“Here in Illinois, we’ve got a vote on same-sex marriage that’s going to be coming up in the Legislature,” said the president. "I just want to say for the record it’s something that I deeply support. I wrestled with this for a long time and I am absolutely convinced it is the right thing to do. And we have to make sure that wherever we go, we are reminding people that the essence of America is that everybody is treated equally under the law without exception.”

Stay tuned to Instinct for any breaking marriage equality updates from Illinois. 

(h/t: Queerty)