CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Republican Party leaders cancelled a meeting scheduled for today to discuss the future of the party chairman, Pat Brady, who defied the party by supporting same-sex marriage, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

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Pat Brady said he was acting as a citizen not the Republican Party chairman lobbied Republican senators to support the same-sex marriage bill.

Only one Republican, Senator Jason Barickman of Bloomington voted in favor and he has taken a lot of heat from party members

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Republican State Senator Jim Oberweis has been pushing for Brady’s ouster saying he badly hurt the party, which believes that marriage is defined as being between a man and a woman.

The National Organization for Marriage, a group opposed to same-sex marriage, has flooded Republicans’ email inboxes calling for Brady’s ouster as well.

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Today’s meeting of the Republican State Central Committee was called off because Brady wasn’t making himself available to answer questions.