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Watch LIVE: The Illinois Senate Votes on Marriage Equality


UPDATE: The bill has passed 34-21!

A vote on marriage equality is planned in the Illinois Senate today. The session has begun. LGBT advocates are confident it will pass. No word yet on the exact timing of the vote.

Follow us on @TLRD and we'll let you know when they're back.

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  1. I can't connect to either one. We're overloading the server.

    Posted by: K | Feb 14, 2013 12:51:38 PM

  2. Blah, neither video nor audio is functioning. Get on board with technology, Illinois General Assembly...

    Posted by: Jack | Feb 14, 2013 12:59:31 PM

  3. The feed is back, but they just went in recess again.

    Posted by: K | Feb 14, 2013 1:02:17 PM

  4. Also, just to clarify, because this post is NOT at all clear, this is only the senate vote. This is not the vote for final passage.

    The bill still has to pass in the House, which is way tougher for this bill than the Senate.

    Posted by: Jack | Feb 14, 2013 1:11:44 PM

  5. Looks like it might be back for real this time, but it's slooooow so don't expect high quality.

    Posted by: K | Feb 14, 2013 1:23:39 PM

  6. This back-and -forth with Hunter is very clever.

    Posted by: K | Feb 14, 2013 1:35:28 PM

  7. Righter, how many ways can Sen Steans answer the same question that you are asking in so many different ways? she flat out said the answer is NO to any facility being forced to be used for marriage, and what's the sh** about hospitals?

    Righter is an a**hole and always has been.

    Posted by: mike/ | Feb 14, 2013 2:14:13 PM

  8. wow. we have some crazy senators here in Illinois.

    Posted by: jw | Feb 14, 2013 2:39:17 PM

  9. It is called "religious freedom and marriage fairness act". Religion poisons everything. It is like calling the civil rights act "religious freedom and civil rights act". It is understood that we still have segregation in the churches. You have the "white church" and the "black church". Except now discrimination is codified in the law.

    Posted by: simon | Feb 14, 2013 10:54:02 PM

  10. Perhaps they should use the full name "religious freedom to discriminate gays and marriage fairness act".

    Posted by: simon | Feb 14, 2013 11:01:07 PM

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