"BREAKING: Illinois House Adjourns Without Passing Marriage Equality"
The Illinois House of Representatives adjourned Friday without voting on marriage equality. The Senate passed its version of the bill back on Valentine’s Day, and Gov. Pat Quinn (D) had promised to sign it into law.
As supporters jeered from the gallery, the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Greg Harris (D), announced that several colleagues indicated they were not ready to vote for the bill. He suggested they may support the measure in November at a reconvened session.
Recent polling showed 50 percent of Illinois voters support marriage equality, while just 29 percent oppose.