February 14th, 2013
04:59 PM ET

Illinois Senate passes same-sex marriage measure

The Illinois Senate passed a measure Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage, voting 34-21.

The state House will consider it next. Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, has indicated that he would sign the bill.

Illinois would be the 10th state, plus the District of Columbia, to legalize same-sex marriage, according to Lambda Legal, a gay rights organization.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Illinois citizens–especially those in Chicago–are much too sophisticated and aware to be Left Behind.

    February 14, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Anon Ymous

    Don't really feel that gay marriage from civil unions is an important as an issue as civil unions are from nothing, but I'm happy that Illinois legislators did this I guess.

    Wish they'd find a way to legally fix the pension problem. Illinois has bigger issues going on right now than moving from civil unions to marriage for the gay community.

    February 14, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fernace

    It's a great Valentines Day for the LGBT community! Only 40 more to go!!

    February 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Chris Dorner Enterprises

    I think all straights should have equal rights. Straights are a minority who must be heard!

    February 14, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Chris Dorner Experience

    The straight community has been left behind and neglected for far too long. Weenies are in butts across the nation tonight, but we will rise again.

    February 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Wait. The goverment is forcing you to be gay with this bill?

      February 14, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hamsta

    God tried to rid the world of sodomites thousands of years ago, these freaks are going to cause God to just destroy the world forever.

    February 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Yee haw. Get ridda them fruits. They got no right to be gay in their own bedrooms. But don't take away our guns. We got a God given right to have them things.

      I'm serious. I don't get you guys.

      February 14, 2013 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I see a manifesto in someone's future.

      February 15, 2013 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    May every hater have multiple children who are gay.

    February 14, 2013 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rascal Rabble

    sad to say our judicial system is broken and our civic laws are no longer a determinant of what is right or wrong...illicit laws always precedes the tyrannical ones...

    February 14, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Aloowing two people to marry is going to directly pave the path to a dictatorship? Oh, my. Better start building the bunker.

      February 15, 2013 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. Lesa Haas

    Mind control is a hit list of the govt to torture and arrest you in your mind (labled shizoherina or mental ilness)...a cover up for the worst toture ever. Obamha is in charge...you can't contact congress...just local reps...gop...doe not respond

    February 15, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |