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Illinois state Senate approves same-sex marriage bill

Thursday, February 14, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois state Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would legalize marriage equality for same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Heather SteansAP

Illinois marriage equality bill on Senate committee agenda Tuesday

Monday, February 4, 2013
CHICAGO — Legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois is expected to come up in a Senate committee meeting Tuesday and could see a floor vote on Valentine's Day. [ Read more → ]

Lawmakers to reintroduce Illinois same-sex marriage bill Wednesday

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The chief sponsors of legislation in that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois plan to reintroduce the bill Wednesday shortly after the start of the 98th General Assembly, according to one of its chief sponsors. [ Read more → ]
Rep. Greg Harris (center) and Sen. Heather Steans (right) at the state capital. Photo: Tony Merevick.Photo by Tony Merevick, Chicago Phoenix.

Illinois marriage vote uncertain due to absent senators

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Activists and lawmakers backing legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois are regrouping and recounting potential “yes” votes in the Illinois Senate after key members of the chamber reportedly said they will be absent from Thursday’s proceedings in the General Assembly’s lame duck session. [ Read more → ]

Illinois marriage equality bill stalled in state Senate by ‘technicality’

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Consideration of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois will no longer take place in a Senate committee of the Illinois General Assembly Wednesday night. [ Read more → ]

Illinois marriage equality bill to be considered in State Senate Wednesday

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Illinois State Sen. Heather Steans (D) said Tuesday a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois will be heard by a Senate committee Wednesday night and a full Senate vote on a bill could come as early as Thursday. [ Read more → ]
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