By: Kate Pabich
Here in the QC local members of the LGBT community are looking for Illinois lawmakers to support gay marriage.
Before Sunday gay couples could come to the Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities and have a traditional church wedding. But, with the parish temporarily moving to Rock Island, it's not an option anymore.
However, there's no saying how long that will last.
"It's going to happen, America has always sided with equality, it takes time, its slow moving but it will happen."
Congress is scheduled to talk about gay marriage in Illinois next month and Reverend Rick Hendricks says it's about time.
"There's a really good chance that it might pass them but even if it doesn't I know its going to be a reality soon nationwide."
But the fight isn't over just yet. Until then, there are a few other church's in the area that will perform gay marriages but since the Metropolitan isn't one of them, Hendricks says he'll do them out of his Iowa home.
The Metropolitan Community Church will be worshiping at the Tri City Jewish Center until they find a permanent place to call home.