This weekend the Republican party of Illinois votes to stay the course of defining marriage between one man and one woman.
The decision was met with spirited debate at the Republican's annual convention in Peoria. Both sides of the argument were heard during debate of delegates.
Those who encouraged a change to “non-traditional families are worthy of the same respect and legal protections as traditional families” were treated to boos and a shout to “go home”.
Supporters of traditional-marriage said that rank and file Republican’s supported holding to the message.