Illinois Senate votes to legalize gay marriage

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    Feb 14, 2013 10:01 PM GMT
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    "Illinois moved closer Thursday to becoming the 10th state in the nation where same-sex couples can legally wed, after the Senate voted to lift a ban on gay marriage.

    Senators voted 34-21 to approve the measure, sending it on to the state House where Democrats also hold a majority. Gov. Pat Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, has said he will sign the bill if the House approves it.

    The bill's sponsor, Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, called it "a vote for the history books."
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    Feb 14, 2013 10:03 PM GMT
    Well, that should add a little extra excitement to IML. Get hitched in Chicago while showing off your finest leather gear icon_lol.gif
  • Menergy_1

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    Feb 15, 2013 12:08 AM GMT
    I read opinions that although the House is by majority democratic, it won't necessarily be an easy sell there -- with the southern part of the state very "southern" in attitudes; even if some of their representatives are Democrats, the do represent their constituents too.

    I hope that won't be the case when the votes start to be taken in the House. Fingers crossed here for Illinois to pass equality.
  • TheBizMan

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    Feb 15, 2013 1:14 AM GMT
    If it passes in the house then what? Voter referendum? Do you think the people of Illinois are ready?