The gay marriage bill needs 60 votes in the Illinois House to pass. Could it happen? We counted up where the votes might come from. State Rep. Gay marriage advocates in Illinois are celebrating this week.
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The sponsor of same sex marriage legislation is facing a backlash for not calling it for a vote before the General Assembly adjourned on Friday. Gay rights activists praised Rep. Illinois has the worst funded pension system in the nation … and lawmakers have until today to do something about it. The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn by midnight. The Speaker of the Illinois House made some predictions about what will — and what may not — happen before then. Another prominent Illinois Republican has come out in favor of same-sex marriage.
Gay marriage passes Illinois Senate: Future murky in House
Even as some well-known anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family moderate their views, a hard core of smaller groups, most of them religiously motivated, have continued to pump out demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities. Of the 18 groups profiled below, the Southern Poverty Law Center SPLC will be listing 13 next year as hate groups, reflecting further research into their views; those are each marked with an asterisk. Viewing homosexuality as unbiblical does not qualify organizations for listing as hate groups.
In the episode, Springfield legalizes same-sex marriage to increase tourism. After becoming a minister , Homer starts to wed people to make money. Meanwhile, Marge 's sister Patty comes out as a lesbian and reveals that she is going to marry a woman named Veronica.