Breaking News! Illinois Senate PASSES Marriage Equality

We’re getting there!!!With your help, the first legislative step has succeeded. The Senate Executive Committee just voted for the freedom to marry!

This is a historic moment: For the first time ever, an
Illinois legislative body took a vote on extending the freedom to
marry. And thanks to the work that all of you have done, the measure

 The next step would be a vote in the full Senate before moving to
the House of Representatives.
This is the time that you, your family and friends need to get in touch
with your Senator to make sure that a “yes” vote is recorded.

If you haven’t already, please call or email your legislators today. If you need contact information, click HERE.

Senate Democrats delayed a floor vote Thursday on legislation to make
the state the 10th in the nation to legalize gay marriage,
but the sponsor expressed confidence there would be enough votes to pass it soon.

Sen. Heather Steans said two supportive Democrats and a Republican
weren’t present for the General Assembly’s lame-duck session, forcing
her to pull back from pressing the issue that had momentum from the
November elections and public encouragement from President Barack Obama.

But Steans, a Chicago Democrat, said the delay would only
push a vote into next week or, at the latest, soon after the new
Legislature is sworn in Jan. 9.

“This is definitely a question of when, not if,” Steans said. “This is the right thing to be doing.”