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Illinois lawmakers votes to allow gay marriages


Springfield - Illinois makes history, as the Illinois House approved legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry in Illinois.


The final vote was in the House was 61-54 in favor of SB10. State senators approved technical changes Tuesday to a measure legalizing gay weddings, shortly after the 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 join the 14 other states that allow same-sex marriage. The vote comes months after the bill passed the Senate on Valentine's Day.


The bill was pushed off because there were not enough votes to support the bill. The bill needed 60 votes to pass in the House.

Illinois will start allowing same-sex marriages next summer.

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