Executive Committee members voted largely along party lines Tuesday night.
By Shannon Antinori Members of the Illinois House Executive Committee voted 6-5 Tuesday night to advance the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. Senate Bill 10 was approved by State Senators on Valentine’s Day. It now heads for a full vote by the House of Representatives. On Tuesday night, committee members voted along party lines, with Democrats supporting the marriage fairness act and Republicans voting against the measure, save for one exception, according to the Huffington Post. Democrat Eddie Lee Jackson Sr. of East St. Louis voted against the bill. No definite date has been set for a full House vote on the bill.
ABC's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Lt. Governor Shelia Simon stopped by The Tie Bar in Naperville to advocate for gay marriage in Illinois on Wednesday afternoon.
The Tie Bar owners Greg Shugar and his wife Gina are proving that small businesses are capable of doing big things - like teaming up with a celebrity and politician to rally support for same-sex marriage. On Wednesday afternoon, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, a star of ABC's 'Modern Family', and Lt. Governor Shelia Simon visited The Tie Bar in Naperville to advocate the passing of gay marriage legislation in Illinois. The Tie Bar, a popular Naperville-based online men's neckware company, recently partnered with Ferguson and his fiancé Justin Mikita's Tie the Knot organization. The Tie the Knot bow tie collection is designed and sold by The Tie Bar with all proceeds benefiting marriage equality. Ferguson, Mikita and Simon will travel to Springfield…