Illinois Marriage Bill Advances, Faces Final Hurdle

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February 26, 2013

We are so close to having the freedom to marry in Illinois. The Illinois House Executive Committee voted 6-5 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. Gov. Pat Quinn has already said he'll sign the bill into law, so this vote is the last hurdle.

Our plaintiff couple Ryan Cannon and Daphne Scott-Henderson testified before the committee about why marriage matters to their family. Read the testimony here.

The day when loving, committed same-sex couples in Illinois can marry is within our grasp. Illinois is poised to become the 10th state where same-sex couples have the freedom to marry, and we need people across the state to call their Representatives and urge them to vote "Yes." The time to act is now

Together with the ACLU of Illinois and Equality Illinois, Lambda Legal has been leading the efforts of Illinois Unites, a broad coalition of Illinois-based organizations and community leaders dedicated to winning marriage for same-sex couples in Illinois. 

Learn more about Lambda Legal’s Illinois marriage lawsuit.

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