The Illinois Senate approved same-sex marriage Thursday, sending the plan to the House.
From left, Dylan, Kathy and Angela Kokkinkos, of Aurora. Kathy and Angela have been together for 13 years and are hoping same-sex marriage legislation will be approved by the General Assembly.
Photo courtesy of Kathy and Angela Kokkinkos
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The Illinois Senate voted to approve same-sex marriage Thursday, capitalizing on national support from its most famous former member, President Barack Obama, and pushing the legislation to the Illinois House on Valentine’s Day. The measure was approved by a 34-21 vote. Lawmakers in the House could start an effort to send the legislation to Gov. Pat Quinn as early as next week.