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.
Democratic Representative Greg Harris, who sponsored the bill, says that he expects the committee to approve the legislation.
The Illinois State Senate approved the bill on Valentine’s Day, with Democratic backing and a single Republican vote.
Supporters of the bill say there is more resistance in the House than in the Senate, however they’re confident the bill will be on Governor Pat Quinn’s desk in the next two weeks.
Quinn has stated that once the bill is approved by the House, he will sign it into law.
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