Illinois House approves civil unions for gay couples
November 30th, 2010
08:38 PM ET

Illinois House approves civil unions for gay couples

The Illinois House Of Representatives has narrowly approved civil unions for gay couples by a vote of 61-52, press secretary Steve Brown tells CNN.

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  1. Anita

    About bloody time! When are the rest of the states gonna join?

    November 30, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • fred miller

      Hopefuly never...

      December 1, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • AB90

      Hey Fred Miller, why don't you go rant on Fox News's website?

      December 1, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alexander and Mike

      And the Senate just passed it also. Quinn will be signing shortly. Finally we're now also recognized in Illinois and some of the other states after having been married 6 1/2 years legally in the Netherlands. Thank you Illinois

      December 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    one step closer to hell we go.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • AB90

      You mean one step closer toward reason and common sense?

      December 1, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. DH

    If weirdos want to link up, then why not?

    November 30, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • 101flyboy

      Only weirdos I see are those who would call perfectly regular individuals weirdos. That's really weird.

      December 1, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
    • fred miller

      Im sure he meant FREAKS

      December 1, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. kellen

    Well that's great. Now gays have a 50% chance of failure.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Anita

    Closed minded buggers

    November 30, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. isiah's

    it's now their (civil) right to enjoy.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lola

    I'm with you.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    nice thing being a gay guy in illinois is that most guys there dont have any teeth.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • AB90

      Hey, I have plenty of teeth.

      December 1, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    0

    December 1, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    .........The ........................................................RED..........................................................Shuttle...................................................

    December 1, 2010 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    The Red Shuttle The Red Shuttle The Red Shuttle The Red Shuttle

    December 1, 2010 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. Giermo

    Sodomites aren't wierd.. There are other words to describe this lifestyle. CNN doesn't allow them to be posted though.

    December 1, 2010 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  13. Giermo

    Cesar, you remind me of Tatoo from fantasy Island. The plane! The plane! The plane!

    December 1, 2010 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
  14. scorpdude

    Sometimes amidst all the rough and tumble politics that Illinois seems to be entrenched in, some bright lights emanate from the fray, and this is one of them. Civil unions across the board for all who choose to enter them is at last being recognized by legislators, leaving the issue of marriage to hold reign where it needs to be: in the churches. The state should hold all of its citizens to an equality that is not required of churches, therefore the state must advocate that opportunity for all, and its good to see that my home state of Illinois is taking a lead in that recognition.

    December 1, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    @Giermo. De Plane. De Plane

    December 1, 2010 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
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