- February 19, 2013
Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing
The majority of Illinois residents support marriage equality, according to the latest results from a Crain's/Ipsos Illinois Poll.
The survey of 600 adults showed 50 percent of Illinoisans support the right of loving, committed same-sex couples to marry, while just 29 percent oppose.
Last week the Illinois State Senate passed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which would grant same-sex couples the right to marry in the state. The House is likely to hear the bill in the next two weeks.
Momentum and public support to make Illinois the tenth state to grant marriage equality is on our side, but our work is not over. HRC is on the ground with 15 field organizers as a proud member of the Illinois Unites for Marriage Coalition, which includes Equality Illinois, Freedom to Marry, ACLU and Lambda Legal.
We will continue our work in the state to bend the arch toward justice and equality.