The Illinois marriage equality bill is gaining support in the house after having handily passed the state Senate, Chicago pride reports:
“We are closing in on 60 votes,” Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, told Windy City Times on Thursday. Cherkasov indicated the bill will not face a House vote until after lawmakers return from spring break on April 8. Jim Bennett, regional dir. of Lambda Legal, which has been lobbying of the bill’s behalf, told ChicagoPride.com on Tuesday that the House was most likely just moving legislation out of committees this week.
The vote is expected in early April.