Illinois lawmakers send governor bill making state largest in heartland to allow gay marriage

  • Article by: KERRY LESTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 5, 2013 - 6:50 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday positioned their state to become the largest in the heartland to allow gay marriage, finally pushing the measure through the House after months of arduous lobbying in President Barack Obama's home state.

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garry1Nov. 5, 13 7:12 PM

Just doing what's right. Congratulations!

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ikyabwaiNov. 5, 1310:14 PM

Time to end the hate. Time to move ahead and join the rest of the world!

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jmcdonalNov. 6, 13 8:42 AM

Happy for our brothers and sisters in Illinois!

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cks1950Nov. 6, 13 3:55 PM

That's really sweet and all, but now that that's over, perhaps the pols in Illinois could find the time to put a few people back to work,(in non-government jobs) considering that state has one of the highest unemployment rates in these United States.

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