Today’s Not The Day For Same-Sex Marriage in Illinois

by Beverly A. Pekala on January 3, 2013

We thought that today the Illinois Senate would have voted on legalizing same-sex marriage but the vote has been delayed for at least a week. The Illinois legislature will remain in lame-duck session until next Wednesday when the new session is sworn in.

Whether there will be enough votes next week, or thereafter, to pass the bill permitting gay couples to marry in Illinois remains to be seen. However, in a move that surprised many conservatives, Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady said he’s contacted

Republican Senators urging them to support the legislation. As a result, many have suggested he step down, though Brady is holding firm.

Illinois would have been the 10th state to legalize gay marriage. Stay tuned. It’s not over.


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