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Illinois Senate Approves Gay Marriage: How Local Senators Voted

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

The Illinois Senate approved legislation Thursday that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois.

The Senate voted 34-21-2. 

Here's how Montgomery's state senators voted: 

  • 25th Senate: Jim Oberweis (R), No 
  • 49th Senate: Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D), Yes 
  • 42nd Senate Linda Holmes (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 Chicago Tribune. 

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

MikeK February 17, 2013 at 12:01 AM
And we take that mercy for granted. We must continue to fight bad decisions of people claiming their actions as loving, equal or it's the right thing to do when they have no clue on who God is in their own life.
Leo Guffey February 17, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Even with a civil union, as a member of the military, if I am killed in battle my partner cannot obtain my military benefits. Military only recognize a legal marriage when awarding benefits and civil union doesn't cut it. Therefore the need to have legally recognized marriage for the gay community!
Concerned long time resident February 18, 2013 at 01:18 AM
tell the bible thumpers to go interpret the bible some more, hah, get a life
MikeK February 18, 2013 at 04:04 AM
What church going person calls other church going people, bible thumpers? Concerned, I thought you said you go to church? And you use the terms of liberals to describe church going people... Thou shall not lie? :P
What a Deal! February 18, 2013 at 04:12 AM
Yes MikeK! You are exactly right..... ......pooooor little Concerned long time resident has his hypocritical, lying behind exposed.....and it ain't pretty.....

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