Friday, January 4, 2013

Illinois Senate Committee passes Marriage Equality bill

Sen. Heather Steans, the bill's sponsor hugs Rep. Greg Harris

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/01/03/2576538/illinois-senate-delays-gay-marriage.html#.UOaw6oURfbk#storylink=cpy

Yesterday afternoon, the Illinois Senate committee passed the Marriage Equality bill with the vote 8 to 5.

Now, the bill can now move to the full Senate. If any of you saw some of the live-streaming; you heard some foolishness from some preacher guy, spitting out the same old religion mess that doesn't hold a lick of worth. I thought it was sad, funny, but sad.

However, once the vote was completed, folks cheered loudly, making it known that marriage equality was getting closer to reality. This was a good day in Illinois.

1 comment:

BosGuy said...

This caught me by surprise and was very welcome news from earlier this week. In related news R.I. introduced a bill this week in both State Houses. R.I. is now the only state in New England that does not perform same sex marriage (they do recognize them).