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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
Illinois now seems likely to become the 10th state to legalize same-sex marriages
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By Pat Cunningham
Feb. 14, 2013 12:01 a.m.





Valentine’s Day good news HERE:

Illinois moved closer today to becoming the 10th state in the nation where same-sex couples can legally wed, after the Senate voted to lift a ban on gay†marriage.

Senators voted 34-21 to approve the measure, sending it on to the state House where Democrats also hold a majority. Gov. Pat Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, has said he will sign the bill if the House approves it.

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, called it “a vote for the history books.”

“We have the opportunity today to welcome all families in Illinois as equally ...

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