Illinois Takes Step Toward Gay Marriage

Legislators in support of same-sex marriage have a long way to go, but the ball is rolling.

A same-sex marriage bill may be voted on in the Illinois Senate as early as Valentine’s Day, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Sen. Heather Seans, D-Chicago, sponsored the bill in last month’s lame duck session, but it took until Tuesday for it to advance past committee action in a 9-5 vote, according to the report.

The bill will now go to floor process where the entire Senate will consider its passage. Should it make it through the Senate readings, it will go before the House, where the process will be repeated. If it passes the House—a big "if," according to the Tribune—it then goes up for consideration by Governor Pat Quinn.

Quinn recently told the Tribune he completely supports same-sex marriage.

For more, read the Chicago Tribune report.

Bob Laird February 10, 2013 at 01:50 AM
Karen, beginning a sentance with yep really isn't a big deal. 21th is a little funny, but who cares? Being a grammer cop and not capitalizing your "I' is pretty bad. I hope you are wearing clean undies in your glass house.
BUTCH February 10, 2013 at 04:30 AM
@Birdie i thank u for proving that the Kool Aid will never run out, so much waste in education with very few persons in MURKA under 50 with a knowledge of DHS or Political Science as in modern Zionism and no Historical-. Geographical unless it is on the mythic bible of the EZRAITES. It's good u all can bring attention to the injustices of health care and the estate Tax. ,Every day more Americans- Murkans are feeling like they are Red Haired GAY step child's with nothing much to leave their loved one's after 8 years of Bush and 12 of Reagan Bush but that's not on your plate GAYS are now the center of some universe. We soon will be forced to return to reality as more returning Vet's with no job nor in some cases no home or a room. This is what the grateful nation of gay and straight flag wavers and especially the NEO CON queen planners in DOD, WHICH WAS THE ULTIMATE INJUSTICE. The LOOTING of IRAQ was a gift to KBR and Wall street faggot Banksters by the largely NEO CON QUEENS in hi positions in DOD, so the bottom line is frankly DEARIE i don't give a damn about an apology! @ Anthony Susan or first? I am not posting or writing on anything but the facts and hypocrisy of the wingnuts nor am i into skull and bones etc initiations just the facts! It's hard enough to get them to comprehend basic myths from historical events of just a generation ago!
Bob Laird February 10, 2013 at 04:36 AM
long ago in a galaxie far, far away this would make sense.
BUTCH February 10, 2013 at 04:55 AM
@ B Laird have u ever ventured to Cape Can aka Kennedy Center it is the center of the space program that tries to go to those Galaxies, The City of Canaveral had the first maybe only Gay mayor in the sunshine state. How's that for nonsense! i doubt if he's whining on a Patch about the injustice of it all, you seem well informed for a submariner who was under the pack too long! ha
Bob Laird February 10, 2013 at 06:15 AM
ARRRRRRRRRRRRRGH. I rest my case. Goofey is as goofey does, or says at least. left wing minnie got accused of messing around with a teabagger. mickey found out she was just f'ing goofey. g'nite minnie.


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