SPRINGFIELD - Associated Press is reporting Thursday gay rights advocates plan to vote on same sex marriage in Illinois next month during the lame duck session.
Two Illinois lawmakers said Thursday they will seek legislative approval of gay marriage when the General Assembly reconvenes in three weeks, answering Gov. Pat Quinn's hope that he could sign same-sex marital rights into law as early as January.
Rep. Greg Harris and Sen. Heather Steans, both Chicago Democrats, declined to say the status of roll-call votes in each chamber during a conference call with reporters. But Steans said "we're in striking distance of being able to get it done."
And it's those frustrating social conservatives that just keep harping on topics like this, right?
Most LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender) efforts strive to not exclude any particular sexual orientation. Will the law being pushed in January also include marriages between transgenders and bisexuals?
Attempting to preserve the traditional family as the gold standard for children's exposure to both mother and father role models is reasonable, not bigoted.
Once this becomes law, it will be impossible to repeal. The definition of marriage for Illinois will have changed forever.