Equality Illinois

Supporters Rally at Statehouse
6:13 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Same Sex Marriage Bill Falls Short in Illinois

The Illinois Capitol

A last-minute push to legalize same sex marriage fell apart in the Illinois Capitol. Supporters in the  Senate said they're a few votes shy of getting it through, even though supporters rallied in the Statehouse.

"All this movement forward right now, it really confirms to me that marriage equality is the defining civil rights movement of our time, and now Illinois has the chance to be on the right side of history today," said actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson from the TV comedy Modern Family.

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