IL Senate prepares for Valentine’s Day vote on same-sex marriage

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The Illinois Senate is set to vote Thursday on whether to legalize same-sex marriage.

The Senate president said he wanted to get the same-sex marriage bill up for a vote on Valentine’s day.

Supporters are confident they have the votes to pass the bill.

After the Senate vote, the measure would be considered by the House.

Governor Quinn voiced strong support for same-sex marriage during his State of the State address.  He’s already said he would sign the bill if it passes.

If it’s approved, Illinois would be the tenth state, plus Washington, D.C., to legalize same-sex marriage.

Civil Unions were made legal in Illinois two years ago.