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Illinois Senate Approves Gay Marriage: How Wheaton's Reps Voted

See how the three state senators who represent portions of Wheaton voted on the Illinois Senate's same-sex marriage bill.

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 

See how each member of the Illinois Senate voted. 

The measure will now go to the Illinois House, where the fight to pass the bill is expected to be tougher, according to the Trib

Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the bill if it makes it to his desk. 

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Bob Fouts February 18, 2013 at 06:25 PM
Very disapointed, but not at all suprised!!!

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