Illinois Statehouse http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Measure To Face House Committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-same-sex-marriage-measure-face-house-committee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An Illinois House Committee could vote as early as today on a measure granting equal marriage rights to same-sex couples. The bill would need to be approved by the House Executive Committee, and then voted on in the full body.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic Representative Greg Harris, who sponsored the bill, says that he expects the committee to approve the legislation.</span></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:59:48 +0000 Sean Sandefur & The Associated Press 9655 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Measure To Face House Committee Will Illinois Become The 10th State To Legalize Gay Marriage? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/will-illinois-become-10th-state-legalize-gay-marriage <p><em>&nbsp;Updated 5:49 p.m.</em></p><p>The Associated Press reports that the bill has cleared the Senate committee and will head to the full Senate for a vote.&nbsp;</p><p>It is not clear when that vote will take place.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Updated 4:51 p.m. with information on start of hearing. Will be updated.&nbsp;</em></p><p>A Senate committee has started considering a landmark bill that could make Illinois the 10th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.</p><p>Hundreds of people have submitted comments for and against the measure.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:13:42 +0000 Illinois Public Radio & The Associated Press 7965 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Will Illinois Become The 10th State To Legalize Gay Marriage?