Anti-gay Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady told The Associated Press that he stands by his 2004 vote against protecting LGBT people in the state from job and housing discrimination.
Brady also said he would veto civil union legislation.
In an Oct. 14 interview with AP, Brady defended his vote against including gay people in the state’s anti-discrimination law, calling it “special legislation.” Brady said that he would vote against it again today, if given the opportunity.
Brady leads in the polls against pro-equality Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.