The Illinois Senate approved legislation Thursday that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Senate voted 34-21. The bill provides "equal opportunity for the same federal marriage benefits to same-sex couples that are currently awarded to other couples," according to a release from Illinois Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.
Here's how Bolingbrook's state senators voted:
- 41st Senate: Christine Radogno (R), No
- 43rd Senate: Pat McGuire (D), Yes
- 49th Senate: Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D), Yes
Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the bill if it makes it to his desk.
Bertino-Tarrant had this comment:
"I believe in equal protection under the law for all people in the 49th District and in Illinois, and this vote brings us closer to that. I appreciate the sensitivity of this topic; however, our laws were not designed to judge people based on whom they love. Today was a vote about fairness.”
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