USA, Illinois: No One Is Committing To A 2013 Marriage Equality Vote

Written by scott on September 21st, 2013

Illinois mapWith the Illinois House veto session coming up next month, it looks like we’re still no closer to getting a vote on marriage equality this year.

Buzzfeed reports:

The stark reality of the state’s multi-billion dollar pension crisis, the need to address state budget concerns, and fears some House members have about tough primary elections next March, could potentially derail the bill’s chances of passing this year, leaving key marriage equality advocates eying January as an option — if not their next best shot. “We just need to be sure that the votes are there and be mindful of the other things that are facing the state like the pension crisis and the legislator pay veto and other issues that may affect scheduling,” Greg Harris, a Democrat from Chicago and the bill’s chief sponsor in the chamber, told BuzzFeed. “We have to monitor the situation and make the decision when the time is right. The key is to continually evaluate and reevaluate.”

Every time we delay the marriage equality vote in Illinois, we give the right wing more ammunition – “See, they can’t even get it passed in liberal Illinois.”

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. tjchase says:

    It is obvious that all they want to do is delay. Just pass the bill and bring marriage equality to Illinois. The Federal government recognizes it and so should all 50 states. Otherwise we will be spending alot of time in court and bashing the republicans,

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