Illinois Advocates Closer to 60 Votes Needed to Pass Gay Marriage

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Organizers pushing Illinois' equal marriage bill are inching towards a vote on the measure, they say, but action on the bill in not anticipated until early April.

Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, told Windy City Times, "We are closing in on 60 votes."

Support in the House for the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act has been the source of much speculation and debate in recent weeks, after predictions for when the bill might be called were repeatedly pushed back.

The bill will not face a House vote until after lawmakers return from spring break on April 8, Cherkasov said.

Read more at our media partners Windy City MediaKate Sosin


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