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Illinois same sex marriage bill hits snag

A plan to introduce a bill legalizing same sex marriage in Illinois was held up by a procedural vote within the Illinois State Senate committee.

Supporters needed 30 votes to waive a 6 day posting requirement Wednesday. They only got 28.

According to the bill’s sponsor, two same sex marriage supporters were absent Wednesday night.  Backers are hoping they’ll be able to move forward today as legislators convene in Springfield.

In a show of support Wednesday, Lt. Governor Shiela Simon met with several state legislators and actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson to urge the bill’s passage in Springfield.

If passed, Illinois would become the 10th state to legalize same sex marriage.

There is also strong opposition to the measure. Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George issued a letter asking Catholics to call their legislators and speak out against the bill. The Cardinal calls same sex marriage a legal fiction and a violation of natural law.

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11 Comments to “Illinois same sex marriage bill hits snag”

    Tired of Morons said:
    January 3, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Vote "NO".

    "Old Chicago" said:
    January 3, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Has the president been Gay in the Past?

    "If the shoe fits………."

    Respectfully.

    OUT AND PROUD said:
    January 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    VOTE YES YES

      Tired of Morons said:
      January 3, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      Go back in and shut the hell up.

    get real said:
    January 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Why would anyone think that marriage is between two of the same sex, that is called a unnatural act not marriage.

      Tired of Morons said:
      January 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      Because the minority of anything always thinks they have to cram their beliefs down our throats to justify themselves.

        Tired of Morons too said:
        January 3, 2013 at 3:24 PM

        Maybe the minority just want to have safe happy families. Maybe gays and lesbians just love one another, want to spend their lives together, and want the state to stop making their lives harder.

        SUPPORT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, even if you don't like it. because no one is ever going to force you to get gay married.

      Actual Reality said:
      January 3, 2013 at 3:37 PM

      Because the majority of anything always thinks they have to cram their beliefs down our throats to justify themselves.

    Edgar said:
    January 3, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    It's time for voters to call their legislators and speak out against the Catholic "Church". Too many of our forefathers came to this country to escape persecution by Popie and his minions. Now, they've followed to try to continue to dictate to us!

      Common Sense said:
      January 3, 2013 at 3:41 PM

      MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN-THE END!

        Religion Poisons said:
        January 3, 2013 at 5:27 PM

        It sure does make you happy restricting the rights of others because of what your 2000 year old fairy tale says doesn't it? I really wish I was as kind as you!

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