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posted Friday, December 28, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 52

Illinois could be next state to legalize gay marriage
By Joanne von Alroth

(Reuters) - Illinois could become the next U.S. state to legalize gay marriage with a bill set to be introduced in the state Senate in early January, even before a new legislature takes office with a super-majority of Democrats in both houses.

Buoyed by November election referendum victories for gay marriage in Maryland, Maine and Washington state, gay marriage supporters in Illinois said they plan to press for approval in the Democrat-majority legislature. If it passes, that would make Illinois the tenth state to approve same sex nuptials.

Approval in President Barack Obama's home state would be a symbolic victory for gay rights activists after the president endorsed same sex marriage in May.

full story:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/28/us-usa-gaymarriage-illinois-idUSBRE8BR0K320121228


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