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Illinois Senate passes marriage equality bill

Posted by David Zimmerman  February 14, 2013 03:28 PM

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Illinois is now one step closer to joining the growing number of states to pass legislation for same sex couples to legally marry.

In a vote taken today (of all days, Valentine’s Day) the Illinois Senate approved a same sex marriage bill by a vote of 34 – 21. Governor Pat Quinn has already stated that if passed he would not veto the legislation and has gone so far as to urge the General Assembly to pass the bill

Recently Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady backed gay marriage, leading to an unsuccessful call for his removal by members of his party

If the bill is also approved by the state House of Representatives, Illinois will become the 10th state with legal marriage equality as well as Washington D.C

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