Illinois Approves Gay Marriage Bill

The Illinois Legislature positioned that state to become the largest in the heartland to legalize gay marriage, following months of arduous lobbying efforts by both sides in President Barack Obama's home state.
 
Under the measure approved by the Illinois yesterday, gay weddings could be held in Illinois starting in June. The bill heads next to Governor Pat Quinn, who has pledged to sign it.
 
Fourteen states plus the District of Columbia now allow same-sex marriage. Most recently, New Jersey, Minnesota and Rhode Island have legalized it.
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Topics : Social Issues
People : Barack ObamaPat Quinn
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