Thousands gathered for marriage equality in Springfield, Illinois

Over 3000 people descended on the Springfield capitol yesterday in support of marriage equality. "This is our hour, this is our moment," Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn told the record-breaking crowd. "We need love to sign a marriage equality law and I'll sign it as quickly as possible."


March on Springfield for marriage equality.


Greg Harris, lead sponsor of Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. 


Marriage Equality in Illinois.

Keep calm and marry on. 


Jamie Frazier. Senior Pastor at The Lighthouse Church in Chicago.

A young couple urging Illinois to be on the right side of history.

Illinois couple, Theresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos with their son and daughter.

Love is love.

Marriage equality will strengthen their union.

V.P of National Organization for Women.

Love is love.






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