February 14th, 2013
01:22 AM ET

Illinois Senate to vote on same-sex marriage bill on Valentine's Day

The Illinois Senate will vote Thursday - Valentine's Day - on whether to legalize same-sex marriage.

Because Democrats have supermajority control of the General Assembly, the measure is expected to be approved. After the Senate vote, the measure would be considered by the House.

Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, has indicated he would sign the bill.

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  1. Hamsta

    Marriage is a privelege given to you by God. Marriage is an agreement between 1 God, 1 man, and 1 woman. Government has no place in that agreement. Marriage is not a right, but a God given privelege.

    February 14, 2013 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Hawzer

      If gov't has no place in that agreement, then what is the problem? Keep your religion to yourself and gov't will have no need to interfere in it. Want a divorce? Don't ask the courts for a divorce if you think gov't has no authority over your marriage.

      February 14, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      That may be your BELIEF, but in terms of law, it's just as irrelevant as beliefs from decades past that God separated the races for a reason and that man should keep them separated. That you BELIEVE marriage is a privilege is irrelevant to the law, which has deemed it a civil right in this country. In other words, you don't have a leg to stand on in trying to legislate discrimination against people that you treat as outcasts.

      February 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    correct...the marriage act is between 1 man and 1 woman precedes every civic govt authority and every religious inst tutions...it is the building block of society and families...inst tuted by divine authority, our creator, since the beginning time and creation...same s3x marriage is a recent barren evil notion. a fruit of lawless libertines whose sole fault are always to cherise and worship the god of disregard of every good and the god of self love with premise to each his own...those who amen this ludicracy are
    either wicked, ill-informed, or just plain stupid...

    February 14, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
    • ¤

      Matthew 7
      New International Version (NIV)

      7:1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

      3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye."

      February 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      it never cease to amaze me how those whom blatantly reject every christian principle will invoke biblical text to authenicate their argument...

      February 14, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fernace

    If it's approved it would be a sweet Valentines gift to same-s.e.x couples!!

    February 14, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Well, it was passed in the Illinois Senate. Illinois House is next.

      February 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rascal Rabble

    Happy St Valentine...!

    February 14, 2013 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. Hamsta

    Just to clarify, there is no such thing as LGBT. A man that would do another man( or male child ) is gay regardless of whether or not he woul do a woman. A lesbian is a gay female. A tranny is just a nuetered gay freakshow. They are all just gay. Just because you come up with a new word( LGBT isn't even a word because it doesn't have a vowel) doesn't mean you have created something new. God had a word for all of these deviants thousand of years.ago- SODOMITE.

    February 14, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
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