Proponents of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in
Illinois said the state’s Senate Executive Committee will consider the
measure at a Tuesday hearing.
Tuesday marks the first time the
senate is due back in session since January. Sponsor State Sen. Heather
Steans (D-Chicago) previously said she expected to move the bill shortly after
senators returned to Springfield. State Senate President John Cullerton
(D-Chicago) wants a full vote on the bill on Valentine's Day.
The hearing will take place at 1 p.m. at the State Capitol Building in Springfield.
UPDATE 1 (6:50 p.m.): The Illinois Senate Executive Committee moved the gay marriage bill forward with a 9-5 vote, which fell along party lines. The full state Senate could vote on the measure by in a couple of weeks.