Illinois becomes #15 as state lawmakers approve marriage equality bill
A historic vote Tuesday in the Illinois House positioned that state to become the largest in the heartland to legalize gay marriage, following months of arduous lobbying efforts by both sides in President Barack Obama‚Äôs home state.
Under the measure, which the House approved 61-54, gay weddings could be held in Illinois starting in June. The state Senate, which approved it in February, was expected to vote later Tuesday on a technical change allowing the new effective date.
I realize there are godly people in the Chicago area, but frankly it is the "progressive" wicked liberals in Chicago who are foisting this wickedness upon us. I have no use at all for Gov. Quinn, Speaker Madigan or any of the other depraved politicians seeking to tyrannize tax paying citizens in our state. Please forgive my crude language, but I'm mad enough to spit and it's been awhile since I've reached this boiling point.