Same-sex marriage bill expected in Illinois committee

Feb 5, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Key Illinois senators say legislation legalizing same-sex marriage could come up for a floor vote on Valentine's Day.

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"In the courtís final analysis, the governmentís only basis for supporting DOMA comes down to an apparent belief that the moral views of the majority may properly be enacted as the law of the land in regard to state-sanctioned same-sex marriage in disregard of the personal status and living conditions of a significant segment of our pluralistic society. Such a view is not consistent with the evidence or the law as embodied in the Fifth Amendment with respect to the thoughts expressed in this decision. The court has no doubt about its conclusion: DOMA deprives them of the equal protection of the law to which they are entitled."

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The bill passed out of committee 9-5, sending the bill to the full Senate for a vote next week.

Depending on how quickly the House moves on it, we should have marriage equality by the end of the month.

Illinois would make #10 and is the 5th most populous state.

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Well, that would make eleven that recognize marriage equality if you count R.I., which recognizes out of state marriages. They just want to send that wedding business and money across the state line it seems.

And of course Ca. still recognizes marriages in and out of state performed before prop. 8.

So who will be the first to reach #10 to recognize equality at home....

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Well, that would make eleven that recognize marriage equality if you count R.I., which recognizes out of state marriages. They just want to send that wedding business and money across the state line it seems.
And of course Ca. still recognizes marriages in and out of state performed before prop. 8.
So who will be the first to reach #10 to recognize equality at home....
I'm betting on Illinois by the end of the month, since the RI Senate President is slow walking their bill.

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