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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:18 PM

Illinois: Politicians hope to pass same-sex marriage law in early January

Representative Greg Harris and Senator Heather Steans, both Democrats from Chicago hope to answer Governor Pat Quinn’s wish that he can sign into law equal marriage as early as January.

Mrs Steans told reporters “we’re in striking distance of being able to get it done.” Her colleague Mr Harris said: “It’s very straightforward. We treat all couples with the same respect and dignity in the eyes of the law and we protect the rights of religious institutions to either consecrate or not consecrate marriages within their faith as they see fit.

“It’s very important that government not involve itself in religion on either side of the issue.”

If passed, the politicians hope that gay couples will be able to marry on July 1st 2013.

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/12/13/illinois-politicians-hope-to-pass-same-sex-marriage-law-in-early-january/

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:23 PM

1. This is great news!

I don't want to jinx our community, but I think the dam is about to break in the very near future in our favor.

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Response to William769 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:28 PM

3. I believe you may be right!

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:23 PM

2. Great news!! My home state!!!

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