USA, Illinois: House Passes Marriage Equality Bill, Weddings to Begin in June

Written by scott on November 5th, 2013

Illinois mapTalk about going from zero to sixty. Or in this case, from zero to sixty one.

Go Pride reports:

It was a long and bumpy ride, but the quest for marriage equality in Illinois has finally succeeded. The state House of Representatives voted 61-54 in favor of a marriage measure on Tuesday, clearing the final hurdle for the bill. Gov. Pat Quinn has already said he will sign the bill, which will make Illinois the fifteenth state to approve marriage equality. The state will begin to issue marriage licenses on June 1, 2014. “To treat all our citizens equally in the eyes of the law we must change this,” Rep. Greg Harris, the sponsor of the bill, said on the floor. “Families have been kept apart.”

Amazing after all the hand-wringing. Will Hawaii follow suit tonight?

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Vince in Upstate NY says:

    So why would anyone move to Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, etc. when they have 14 or 15 other choices and DC?

  2. Michael says:

    Congratulations, Illinois!

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