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Illinois senate approves same-sex marriage

Catholic World News - February 15, 2013

In a 34-21 vote, Illinois’ state senate has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. The state house has not yet voted on the measure, which Gov. Pat Quinn, a Catholic, strongly supports.

“Today, we are one step closer to marriage equality in Illinois,” said Gov. Quinn. “Couples across Illinois have even more reason today to celebrate their love for each other, thanks to the hard work of committed advocates and lawmakers. This historic legislation will strengthen our state by allowing all committed couples to enjoy the same legal protections and benefits of marriage.”

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  • Posted by: unum - Feb. 16, 2013 6:32 AM ET USA

    And the number of Illinois bishops who have loudly denounced Governor Quinn's stand is ...?

  • Posted by: Joseph Paul - Feb. 15, 2013 7:39 PM ET USA

    The time has come for public excommunications.

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