Today is Valentine’s Day… and the symbolism will be thick as the Illinois Senate takes a vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
The bill’s sponsor, Democratic Senator Heather Steans says she has the 30 votes needed for passage.
The bill’s future is less certain in the Illinois House. And opponents are continuing to urge defeat of the bill.
Springfield’s Catholic bishop Thomas John Paprocki tells lawmakers the bill will weaken the institution of marriage.