Illinois House Approves Gay Marriage

The Illinois
House has voted 61-54 to allow same-sex marriage. The measure will
be sent back to the Senate to have the effective date changed.

Governor Pat Quinn has said he will sign the bill into law.

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A historic vote Thursday in the Illinois House positioned that
state to become the largest in the heartland to legalize gay
marriage, following months of arduous lobbying efforts by both
sides in President Barack Obama’s home state.

Lawmakers voted 61-54 to send the measure back to the Senate to
change the bill’s effective date, just a technical change since the
chamber already approved the measure in February. The measure will
then head to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has pledged to sign it into the

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