Illinois Senate Will Not Vote On Marriage Equality This Week

Marriage equality may no longer advance in Illinois during the lame duck session, with Senate Democrats saying there will not be a vote this week, according to the Windy City Times. Expectations for the bill’s consideration today were lowered when two crucial supporters were called away on family emergencies. To avoid delays because of opposition to waiving the 24-hour rule on the posting of bills, Senators suggested today they would advance the measureĀ as an amendment to a bill that deals with automobile rentals. Because of the schedule change, the House would now need to pass it first.