Today, Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn will sign the marriage equality bill passed (finally!) by the Illinois General Assembly. In case you weren’t aware, the bill will be signed 150 years (seven score and ten) and a day after Abraham Lincoln, the first President from Illinois, delivered his famous Gettysburg Address. The bill will be signed at the desk where Lincoln wrote his first inaugural address. Quinn’s signature will make Illinois the 16th state to embrace marriage equality, and guess who was the 16th President.
Never let anyone tell you this is not a big deal.