Illinois GOP Leader Mum on Supporting Gay Marriage

Apr 10, 2013

The top Republican in the Illinois House won't say how he would vote on a measure allowing same-sex couples to marry.  

House Minority Leader Tom Cross declined to publicly state his position yesterday, a day after Republican Rep. Ed Sullivan Jr. came out in favor of the issue. Sullivan said momentum for legalizing gay marriage is building. Cross said House Republicans will vote based on their backgrounds, beliefs and personal experiences. 

The Senate approved the proposal in February. Supporters said they’re working to secure the 60 votes needed to pass the measure in the House. Cross said he doesn't see the chamber voting on the issue this week.