Rep. Greg Harris Weeps Announcing Illinois House Will Not Vote on Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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Today, on the last day of the session, after weeks of lobbying and support from President Obama and prominent Democrats, a tearful Rep. Greg Harris made an emotional announcement that the Illinois House would not be voting on marriage equality because certain lawmakers wanted more time.

Said Harris: "I apologize to the families who were hoping to wake up tomorrow as full and equal citizens of this state."

Harris was followed by openly gay Rep. Deborah Mell, who delivered a blistering condemnation of the bill's failure.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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