Republicans who backed Illinois same-sex marriage get payback this week

SHARE Republicans who backed Illinois same-sex marriage get payback this week
SHARE Republicans who backed Illinois same-sex marriage get payback this week

A PAC supporting gay marriage is holding a fund-raiser Wednesday night for three Republican state lawmakers who backed same-sex marriage legislation as well as State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who is also a Republican.

The legislation ultimately did not get called for a vote in the House before the Spring session ended. But state Representatives Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein) and Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) had voiced their support — the only two members of the Republican House caucus to do so.

The measure was overwhelmingly approved in the state Senate on Valentine’s Day.

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