By Melissa Sersland, Bolingbrook Patch
The Illinois Senate approved legislation Thursday that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Senate voted 34-21. The bill provides "equal opportunity for the same federal marriage benefits to same-sex couples that are currently awarded to other couples," according to a release from Illinois Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.
Here's how Wheaton's state senators voted:
- 48th Senate: Michael Connelly (R), No
- 24th Senate: Kirk Dillard (R), No
Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the bill if it makes it to his desk.
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