VANDALIA - A Republican senator from downstate introduced legislation this week that would repeal the controversial same sex marriage law passed in Illinois in December. The law is to go into effect in June, but State Senator Kyle McCarter is still opposed.
McCarter voted against SB 10 when it passed the Illinois Senate on Valentine's Day 2013 and, like every other Republican member of the Senate except John Barickman of Champaign, voted against the measure in December after the same sex marriage law passed with changes in December.
McCarter's proposal (SB 2637) would redefine marriage as between one man and one woman, and would set Illinois to accept same sex marriages performed out of state as civil unions in Illinois.
McCarter had no comment when asked about the legislation, and no other lawmakers have agreed to co-sponsor.