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Marriage Bill Introduced in Illinois Senate

Timothy Kincaid

October 2nd, 2009

For several years now Greg Harris has been introducing a bill to legalize marriage in the Illinois House of Representatives. But for the first time, a Senator has introduced his bill into the other house. (Bay Windows)

A marriage equality bill called the “Equal Marriage Act” was introduced into the Illinois Senate by State Senator Heather Steans Oct. 1.

You may recall that in June the House did not act on a Civil Unions bill before them, killing it for that session. Now, whether or not this bill advances in the legislature, it has advanced the argument that same-sex couples are entitled to equal treatment under the law.

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DaveM
October 3rd, 2009 | LINK

Tim,
Technically, the civil unions bill in the IL House isn’t dead. Though HB2234 died, its full-text was grafted into SB1716, which has its deadline extended to Nov. 30.

Timothy Kincaid
October 5th, 2009 | LINK

Thanks for the clarification, DaveM.

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