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POLL: Do You Support Gay Marriage?

In light of President Barack Obama's recent announcement supporting gay marriage and a story that has generated a lot of chatter, we want to hear what you think. Take a moment to vote in our poll.

It's no secret that President Barack Obama has proclaimed his support for same-sex marriage.

It was a move—one made during an interview with ABC News that aired in part on Wednesday—that conjured a mixed reaction from those in the Southland.

said the proclamation was like a "breath of fresh air for the gay community."

The 29-year-old entered into a civil union with her longtime girlfriend, Marina Bassett, almost one year ago when Illinois became the sixth state in the United States to issue licenses joining any two non-married adults. 

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. also applauded Obama's announcement. 

"I want to congratulate President Obama for bending the arc of the moral universe of human and civil rights toward justice yesterday," he said in a news release Thursday. "His evolving stance on same-sex marriage was similar to my own." 

, the Blue Island mayor who's vying for a spot in the 1st Congressional District, . 

When asked before the primary for his take on social issues, including same sex marriage, he said he does "not believe that we need to create new laws to regulate society." He also did not return a message left Thursday. 

But the real question is — what do you think? We want to hear what you have to say.

Vote in the poll and leave your thoughts about gay marriage in the comments section.

Grunty August 12, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Thanks debbie, But the new testament also says you should remain silent and never assume authority over any man. Do you also believe this should be a law?
Debbie August 12, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Grunty, sure... Why not?
Paul Bohanek February 18, 2013 at 03:10 PM
I believe that God loves everyone who is a moral person. If you don't lie, cheat, steal, and treat everyone with respect. You are a moral person. That means respecting everyone Gay or straight, black or white.
Paul Bohanek February 18, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Its a sin only in your mind!!!
Paul Bohanek February 18, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Everyone has the right to their own opinion. You have no right to make laws against another Americans right to marry the person they love.

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