LGBT Activists Intensify Push for Gay Marriage in Illinois

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A bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois is unlikely to come up for a House vote this week, after the House adjourned without considering the bill.

LGBT organizers have been on the ground in Springfield in anticipation of action on the bill, which they hoped could happen this week.

But while reps. will be in session on Friday, LGBT leaders have said a Friday vote would be unlikely, due to anticipated absences close to the weekend.

House Speaker Mike Madigan said that the bill is short 12 votes, but reports from LGBT leaders in recent days suggested that sponsors were close to calling for a vote on the measure.

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