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Policy Talk with U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley: Marriage Equality, Gun Trafficking

By Jackie Kostek | August 29, 2013 7:03am
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CHICAGO — In the second installment of DNAinfo's in-studio interview with U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, the congressman dished on the most pressing issues for his Chicago constituents, including some Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Portage Park residents.

Quigley, who represents Illinois' 5th District, said he wished Congress had struck down the Defense of Marriage Act — which outlawed gay marriage — before the Supreme Court made the landmark decision to reverse it.

When it comes to gun trafficking, he recalled a time when former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich had called out Chicago for struggling with gun violence and gun trafficking despite having strict laws in the city.

For Quigley's response to the former speaker and to hear what he has to say about other current hot-button issues in Congress, watch the video.