|Pat Quinn (D-IL)||Mark Dayton (D-MN)|
"I believe that every Minnesotan should have the freedom to marry legally the person she or he loves, whether of the same or other sex. Last year, Minnesotans began a conversation about why marriage matters, and we found our common belief that it is about love, commitment, and responsibility. I want Minnesota to be a state which affirms that freedom for one means freedom for everyone, and where no one is told it is illegal to marry the person you love." Governor Mark Dayton (D-MN)
"Marriage equality is coming to Illinois.Now, it's time to take the next step in achieving full equality. Let's pass this bill for marriage equality and let's do it now. Our Illinois is not a land of discrimination." Governor Pat Quinn (D-IL)These two quotes signify the significant movement towards enacting marriage equality at the state level in 2013.
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