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Illinois: state House committee to consider marriage equality bill today

The Illinois House Executive Committee will consider SB 10 (the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act)  at 3 pm CST today.

The Chicago Phoenix reports:

The committee vote is the next hurdle the
bill must overcome on its path to becoming law and needs at least six
votes there before it is cleared to hit the full House floor.
Advocates are expecting success in the
committee, which comprises seven Democrats and four Republicans, but
anticipate a tougher road to the 60 “yes” votes required to pass the
measure in the full House.

The Illinois Senate passed the bill on Valentine’s Day in a 34-21 vote.

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