Illinois Gay Marriage Battle Intensifies As Spring Session Enters Last Month

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The fight to pass equal marriage in Illinois is heating up as lawmakers head into the last month of spring session.

Sponsors of SB10, which would legalize same-sex marriage, have until May 31 before the House adjourns for the summer. Failing that, next chance to pass the bill could come in the fall.

The anticipated date of a House vote on the measure has repeatedly been pushed back as LGBT groups and sponsors scramble to pin down the 60 votes the bill needs to pass. It has already cleared the Senate.

But LGBT leaders expressed confidence in recent days after a rally organized against the bill in Aurora turned out an equal number of LGBT supporters. That rall targeted 83rd Dist. Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia.

Read more at our media partner Windy City MediaKate Sosin, Windy City Times