Illinois gay marriage bill clears first of many hurdles

SPRINGFIELD — Supporters of allowing gay marriage in Illinois cleared the first of many hurdles today.

An Illinois Senate committee advanced a same-sex marriage bill 9-5.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, next moves to the full Senate, where backers indicated it could come up for a vote on Valentine’s Day.

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Illinois gay marriage bill clears first of many hurdles.

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