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September 15, 2014, 4:28 am
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Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Could Be Realized Next Year


2013 could be the year that Illinois legalizes same-sex marriage.

 

Two state lawmakers say they will call the bill for a vote in early January, during the legislature’s “lame duck” session.

 

That would indicate that they believe they have the votes to pass the bill… less than two years after same-sex civil unions were first legalized in the state.

 

Supporters of the bill say the time is right… as polls show record levels of support for marriage equality.

 

The final language of the bill is still being drafted, but the sponsors vow that it will include an exemption to allow churches to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.

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