I was expecting the Illinois marriage bill to be rushed to Quinn’s desk last night or at least this morning. But the Chicago Tribune just reported that the signing won’t be right away.
The governor said the exact timing depends on when various advocates will be able to get together, saying those who fought so hard for the measure deserve to be there when he puts pen to paper. “We’re going to make an arrangement so lots and lots of people can come to the ceremony,” Quinn said. “I think it’s important to have an opportunity for the people who worked so hard in the community to pass marriage equality to have an opportunity to be there at the bill signing. This is what democracy is all about, people banning together for a cause they believe in, passing a law that makes our state a better place.”