Even if it's only happening one state at a time, we're thrilled our country's lawmakers are slowly coming to their senses!
Marriage is a right any two people in love ought to be able to enjoy and, if all goes according to plan, same-sex couples in the Land of Lincoln will enjoy that right sooner rather than later!
President Barack Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are supporting local efforts to make gay marriage an economic imperative and asking Illinois state lawmakers to draft a legalization bill in just a few days!
Prez Obama, of course, cannot write Illinois legislature, but his opinion is highly regarded within the state!
A White House spokesperson said:
"While the president does not weigh in on every measure being considered by state legislatures, he believes in treating everyone fairly and equally, with dignity and respect. As he has said, his personal view is that it's wrong to prevent couples who are in loving, committed relationships, and want to marry, from doing so. Were the President still in the Illinois State Legislature, he would support this measure that would treat all Illinois couples equally."
This is ah-mazing news!! Hopefully 2013 brings forth equality for ALL couples who love each other!