Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes House Committee Action

The bill now faces one final obstacle: the Illinois House floor.

The Senate-cleared same-sex marriage bill took its first step towards passage in the state House today after passing a 6-5 Executive Committee vote, the Chicago Tribune reports. 

READ: Illinois Senate Passes Historic Same Sex Marriage Bill

The bill now faces what is expected to be its toughest challenge yet. House floor action is essentially the last step in its passage as Gov. Pat Quinn already expressed his endorsement of the bill.

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sweet heart March 22, 2013 at 12:47 AM
Gay marrige yuck in my belive"s. Man And woman bear a child. Where the heck you see to gay people raseing a child. Who wake up to the same sex. Have sex with each other that gross.
Stuart Kurtz March 22, 2013 at 01:43 AM
Moi, How you reconcile the verses you cite with Romans 11:26? BTW, you really need to get a newer Bible. KJV has its virtues, but the language is too archaic for serious modern exegesis. If you're religiously conservative, as it seems you are, let me suggest either the New International Version (NIV) or its recent revision (NIV11), or perhaps the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). For my part, I prefer the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), augmented by Nestle-Aland's Novum Testamentum Graece (NA27) for serious work. καὶ οὕτως πᾶς Ἰσραὴλ σωθήσεται.
BUTCH March 22, 2013 at 03:09 AM
Tricky Dick Cheney is the grand father of some JUDAIC-CHARISTIAN CHARLATAN religion of log cabin GOP pol's in congress and the beltway, all this hysteria, that has it's origins on hill Billy heroin( oxy) rant radio and picked up by charlatan preachers and pedophiles and then the biggest sinners themselves who start throwing stones in congress for the low info base, they are here and want you to know Dinosaurs lived in the garden of Eden with Eve and Cain and Abel I guess, do u think Adam made it with a Dino since he was without sin before eating the apple? The topper is Cheney's daughter is married to a woman and has a immaculate conception which makes him Yahweh at least! And the rest of the yahoos pathetic! who cares who wakes up with who unless it is a Dino who is better than a RINO!
BUTCH March 22, 2013 at 03:19 AM
@Ed, I can live with homo and sodomy never would think of doing not my biz, I do wonder how 2 women manage and why there is anti abortion march about this? For myself I draw the line on and a dedicated DINOPHOB and RINOPHOB! I would never go to bed with either nor a GOP movie star so that makes me also a Tpartyphob!
Vernon Cherrywood April 12, 2014 at 08:18 PM
I am a non-apologetic gay man. Howerever, growing up in the closet in Homewood was hell. I was on the verge of suicide several times, I stopped caring about my grades at HF, or any future education due to the shame, fear, and self-hatred instilled in me by the extremely hostile attitudes towards gays in the south suburbs. I left at 18 feeling very scared and unwelcome, never to return. I was fortunate to have eventually found may way and learned to love myself, despite EVERYTHING I was taught about gays while growing up in HF. Please consider the kids growing up in HF who are taught to hate themselves because of your singular opinions and beliefs. Despite what you may believe, it is not a choice, it can't be changed, and attitudes like this only hurt confused teens. Any person who condemns a gay person or anyone else, is no true Christian, despite what narrow opinions you hold. Jesus never spoke of homosexuality, condemnation, or exclusion. That is all made up by men who preach hate. Hypocrites.


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