A letter from Illinois State Representative, Greg Harris, 13th District, Lead Sponsor of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act:
I’ve voted on my fair share of important bills in my time in the Illinois House of Representatives.
We are so close to having the freedom to marry in Illinois. The Illinois House Executive Committee voted X-X in favor of SB10, the bill that would provide marriage for same-sex couples in Illinois. The bill now advances to the House floor for a vote.
From the Chicago Tribune:
A little more than two years ago, the Illinois General Assembly took a carefully measured step toward marriage equality, the full legal recognition of committed partnerships, regardless of the parties' sexual orientation.
An Illinois court today rejected an attempt by a conservative legal group to put Lambda Legal’s Illinois marriage lawsuit on hold pending a decision in two marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Illinois Senate will vote Thursday — Valentine's Day — on whether to legalize same-sex marriage.
Because Democrats have supermajority control of the General Assembly, the measure is expected to be approved. After the Senate vote, the measure would be considered by the House.