SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – On Valentine’s Day, the Illinois Senate voted 34-21 to approve same-sex marriage. Two did not vote.
The bill now goes to the state House of Representatives, where anti-marriage forces are hoping to defeat the measure. Democrats control the House 60% to 40%.
Gov. Pat Quinn has been pushing hard for marriage equality for all Illinois residents. The state already offers civil unions.
"Marriage equality is coming to Illinois," Quinn vowed in his State of the State address last week.