SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that Illinois is “one step closer” to marriage equality.
Quinn applauded the Senate vote and said the bill lets “all committed couples” have the legal protections and benefits of marriage.
He urged the Illinois House of Representatives to pass the same legislation.
Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago), said he “the prospects are very good” that the measure will pass in the House, where he’s the bill sponsor.
Quinn has pledged to sign the measure if it reaches his desk.