CHICAGO — Republicans running for Illinois governor say they don't object to gay marriage on a personal level, but they don't support Illinois' new same-sex marriage law.
The question came up at a debate Thursday hosted by the League of Women Voters of Illinois, WLS-TV and Univision. Illinois' new same-sex marriage law takes effect later this year, but numerous couples have been able to wed early after court rulings.
Businessman Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says the issue should have been put to the voters with a referendum.
Treasurer Dan Rutherford (ROOTH'-ur-furd) voted for civil unions in 2010 while he was a lawmaker. He didn't elaborate on the new law.