Illinois Next on the SSM Train?

Let's hope so (under "News"):
State Representative Greg Harris, D-Chicago, introduced a bill to recognize same-sex marriage February 22 in the Illinois House of Representatives.

"It is the right thing to do," Harris said.

Rep. Harris says the passage of the bill will not be "quick and easy" but he is working with Equality Illinois and other advocates to determine the best strategy for the measure.

"This will be an uphill and difficult battle," said Rick Garcia, Director of Public Policy for Equality Illinois. "But, we are grateful to Representative Harris for showing leadership on this issue and Equality Illinois is prepared to use all of our resources to make sure that gay couples in Illinois are legally recognized and protected."

"Believing in it isn’t enough," Harris said, emphasizing that constituents need to continuously contact their legislators if they want to make the concept of same-sex marriage a reality.
Good stuff. I actually think this has a pretty good chance of going somewhere, considering that, during the last election, the gubernatorial candidates from both parties are not just acceptably pro-gay rights, but are fixtures at Chicago's Gay Pride. There are a lot of red patches in Illinois (hence Denny Hastert, for a start), but overall the state is ultimately solidly blue (hence Dick Durbin and Barack Obama). It would be most splendid if Illinois could sort this out legislatively in a reasonably timely fashion. Go on, Land of Lincoln!

H/T to champion purveyor of the radical gay agenda Sarah in Chicago.

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