February 22, 2013
IL Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill
On Thursday, February 14, 2013, 33 Democrats and one Republican in the Illinois Senate passed a gay marriage bill; the bill will now move to the House for approval. Many believe if the bill is passed in Illinois, many other Midwest states could be spurred to pass similar bills in the near future. The bill echoes the state's growing voter support. A poll by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale showed 45% of surveyors support gay marriage, up 11 percentage points from 2010.
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