another win for equal rights and another loss for discrimination and or bigotry!
thats 15 states now!
backup links:Illinois lawmakers vote to allow gay marriage
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is set to become the 15th state and largest in the heartland to allow same-sex couples to marry.
State senators approved technical changes Tuesday to a measure legalizing gay weddings, shortly after a historic favorable vote in the state House. The bill now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has said he'll sign it into law.
Illinois will start allowing same-sex marriages next summer.
Fourteen states plus Washington D.C., currently allow same-sex marriage.
15 states and DC have equal rights:
Illinois (ADDED TODAY)
17 more are in various stages of fighting or establishing a fight for equal rights
New Mexico – is granting equal rights for now and the SSC is going to decided on this soon
Court Case(s) in the works to establish equal rights:
Court Case(s) and Legislation in the works, which ever wins first:
Illinois (voted today)
Legislation in the works:
thats 32 states