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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.
With that vote in December 2010, Illinois became the sixth state to recognize civil unions, extending many of the rights and benefits of marriage to same-sex couples.
Now, with the momentum of public support behind them, lawmakers are within one floor vote of going the distance. With the approval of the House — and Gov. Pat Quinn's promised signature — Illinois would become the 10th state to allow same-sex couples to wed.
The Senate passed the measure Thursday, 34-21. We urge the House to finish the job.
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