Friday, May 31, 2013

Last Day for Illinois Marriage Equality Bill To Pass

Today is the last day of the legislative session in Illinois and thus the last day the state can enact marriage equality in 2013. It needs to pass the state House by the time before adjourning. Signs are good that the measure has the votes and will come up for a vote. One of these signs is that openly gay legislator Greg Harris has been saying for days that he has the votes to pass it, and there is word that the Speaker of the Illinois House is inviting same-sex couples to the gallery to watch the vote on the measure, but it's not done until the final vote is cast!

If Illinois does enact marriage equality today, it would be the fourth state in 2013 to do so, following Rhode Island, Delaware and Minnesota.

Hat/tip to Joe.My.God

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