Chicago, IL — A bill to legalize gay marriage in Illinois will come up in a Senate committee meeting Tuesday and could see a floor vote on Valentine’s Day.
"I’d like to pass it out of committee next week and pass it on Valentine’s Day," Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) said last week. Cullerton said that he believes the legislation has the necessary 30 votes to pass and move to the House.
State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) previously said she expected to move the bill shortly after lawmakers returned to Springfield on Feb. 5.
The Civil Rights Agenda executive director Anthony Martinez confirmed to ChicagoPride.com that SB 110 will be called before a Senate committee meeting Tuesday at 1 p.m.