- March 22, 2013
IL legislature prepares to adjourn for two week vacation without a vote on marriage.
For weeks, all eyes have been on the Illinois House of Representatives. While the marriage equality bill passed out of the Senate on 2/14, and out of House committee on February 26, the full House has yet to take up the bill for consideration. Legislators leave today for a two-week vacation, and while a vote is possible tthis morning, it is unlikely.
The longer the bill waits for a vote, the more opponents of marriage are able to mobilize. Make no mistake, while legislators are home for two weeks, they will hear from the opposition. To date, thousands of people in Illinois have contacted their representatives through phone and email to express their support of marriage equality. We must keep the pressure on while legislators are in-district.
Everybody is needed, every voice is important.