USA, Illinois: Marriage Equality Date Could Be Moved up from June to February

Written by scott on November 7th, 2013

Illinois Senator Don HarmonAn Illinois State Senator filed an amendment to an unrelated bill that would move the date for same-sex weddings in Illinois up four months.

Chicago Pride reports:

In a procedural move Wednesday, state Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) filed an amendment to accelerate the effective date of Senate Bill 10, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. Sen. Harmon’s amendment is to House Bill 2747, which deals with the Freedom of Information Act. HB2747 would be up for a vote in January, during the new session of the legislature. If the amendment was approved, the bill was passed and then signed into law, the new effective date for SB10 would be 30 days after HB2747 passed, rather than the current effective date of June 1st, 2014.

If successful, same-sex couples would be able to marry in the state starting sometime in February.

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