Illinois Lawmakers Hope to Win Freedom to Marry in Early 2013

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December 14, 2012

From the Associated Press:

Two Illinois lawmakers said Thursday that they will seek to legalize gay marriage when the General Assembly reconvenes early next year — a push that comes just 18 months after the state started allowing civil unions for same-sex couples.


Camilla Taylor, marriage project director for Lambda Legal, which is representing 25 couples in a lawsuit opposing the state's gay-marriage ban, said the announcement Thursday "brought hope to thousands of same-sex couples across Illinois."

"Illinois same-sex couples and their children need the freedom to marry now, and it's encouraging that our elected officials agree," Taylor said.

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