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Schock defends state GOP chair's right to promote same-sex marriage

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 09:03:28 CDT
By: Willis Kern

Schock defends state GOP chair's right to promote same-sex marriage A possible Republican candidate for Governor next year is trying to bring the GOP together in a squabble over the state party chairman. Pat Brady is embroiled in a controversy surrounding his support of same-sex marriage. Party leaders aburptly canceled a meeting earlier this month which could have led to Brady's ouster. And Congressman Aaron Schock of Peoria says that was a good move.

   
"When you have the R to D voter registration disparity as we do in this state, the last thing we need are Republicans shooting at one another."

Schock says Brady has a right to express his views about issues, but must bear the consequences. He says it's time for the party to be more inclusive. Democratic leaders in the Illinois House are gauging support for same-sex marriage before calling the measure for a vote. It narrowly cleared a committee and the senate has approved it and Governor Quinn says he'll sign a same-sex marriage bill if it reaches his desk. Schock said earlier this year he opposes same-sex marriage in Illinois.

   

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