Rejoice, America because Illinois could become the tenth state (11th including Washington, DC) to join the 21st century and extend gays and lesbians the right to to be as miserable and undersexed as the rest of straight America in holy, blessed matrimony, likely followed by bitter divorce.
The same-sex marriage bill, which passed the senate two weeks ago by a 34-21 margin, worked its sassy self down to the Illinois House Executive Committee, where sanity and justice reigned supreme by a 6-5 margin.
Guess we’re not in Kansas anymore!
Chicago Democrat and sponsor of the bill Rep. Greg Harris says once approved, he expects the House Executive Committee to send the legislation to the full body.
Oooh sounds sexy!
Accidental-Governor-No-More Pat Quinn said he will sign the bill into law as soon as it reaches his desk.
“Illinois has a role in the civil rights movement and has been consistently on the forefront of ensuring equal rights for all people throughout history,” his spokesperson, Brooke Anderson, told the Washington Blade after the state Senate approved the bill. “We just think it’s the next step in achieving equality for all. Gov. Quinn believes it’s the right thing to do.”
Or as they say in Illinois, it’s fucking golden.
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