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

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

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 Bolingbrook's state senators voted: 

  • 41st Senate: Christine Radogno (R), No 
  • 43rd Senate: Pat McGuire (D), Yes 
  • 49th Senate: Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D), Yes 

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. 

Bertino-Tarrant had this comment: 

"I believe in equal protection under the law for all people in the 49th District and in Illinois, and this vote brings us closer to that. I appreciate the sensitivity of this topic; however, our laws were not designed to judge people based on whom they love. Today was a vote about fairness.”

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Buford Pusser February 15, 2013 at 05:32 AM
No to same sick marriage!
Beth Mattson February 15, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Thank you, hope I can remember this when it is time to vote again.

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