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Illinois Marriage Vote May Reach Senate Today

Jim Burroway

January 3rd, 2013

In a surprising move, the bill allowing marriage equality in Illinois has been shelved — because it’s not needed. Instead, it is being attached as an amendment to a car rental bill:

Illinois Senators will no longer be voting on the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, a bill that LGBT leaders had been working for months to gain support on. Instead, the legalization of gay marriage had been added as a Senate amendment to HB4963, a bill that deals with automobile rentals and the Collateral Recovery Act, according to Equality Illinois CEO Bernard Cherkasov.

The move comes after Senate Democrats failed to secure enough votes to waive a 24-hour rule on the posting of the bill Wednesday night. That could have delayed a vote on marriage a day or more.

 

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Lindoro Almaviva
January 3rd, 2013 | LINK

Whith the upcoming super majority, why are they rushing?

Hunter
January 3rd, 2013 | LINK

The anti-marriage forces are playing catch-up on this one; no need to give them time to get organized. And there are a fair number of new legislators coming in, so we’d have to start all over again with them.

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