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Opposition to gay marriage

(KFVS) - Not everyone in Illinois is so enthusiastic about the legalization of gay marriage.

To those who argue that gay couples should be able to marry in order to make legal decisions for one another, Illinois Family Institute Executive Director David Smith says, they already can.

"Homosexual couples can get power of attorney anytime they want," Smith explained, "and if society wants to make it easier for them to do so, then let's talk about that. Let's not talk about redefining marriage."

Republican State Representative Mike Bost of Carbondale says he doesn't believe in same sex marriage and that's always been his stance.  He believes that's also the stance of his district.

"This is an issue that in my district, and I believe I know my district very well, I believe that they believe marriage should be between a man and a woman," Bost said.

Smith says, his group will be taking action against those politicians who voted for the bill.

"We're going to probably be launching a political action committee to go after some of the vulnerable members who should not have voted for this thing yesterday (Tuesday).

I spoke with both the Arch Diocese of Belleville and Springfield who represent all Catholic churches in the southern part of the state. Officials with the church say they plan to issue a statement in conjunction with Governor Pat Quinn's signing of the bill.

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