The Daily Herald published an editorial today, expressing support for the bill that would grant the freedom to marry to same-sex couples throughout Illinois. The bill is poised to be called during veto session.
This is not a new position for this newspaper. We wrote of our support of gay marriage in July 2012, believing then as now that "unless gay couples are allowed to marry, they always will be relegated to second-class citizenship, and that is not right."
A year and half later, we're still waiting for the Illinois House to agree. Or disagree. The chief sponsor of the bill said in May that many of his colleagues said they needed the summer to talk to their constituents and mull it over. We trust they did their homework and are ready to take a stand.