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Gov. Quinn to Illinois House: Call same-sex marriage for a vote -- and it will pass.

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Gov. Pat Quinn said there's a sure way to get a same sex marriage bill to pass -- call it for a vote.

"You gotta have a vote," Quinn said in remarks before the Sun-Times Editorial Board. "They should go see the movie 'Lincoln' and watch a vote."

Quinn pointed to several states that have voted the same measure into law since the Illinois Senate passed the measure in February.

"There's only one way to do it and that's call the vote in the next 11 days," Quinn said.

Quinn said despite all the behind-the-scenes roll calls, he's confident the 60 needed votes are there some people just don't want to publicize it before hand.

"They don't want to do that but when the moment comes ... I'm very confident if we have that vote, we'll get 60 votes," Quinn. "It's a vote for history."

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