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BREAKING: Illinois Legislature Will Not Vote On Marriage Equality Bill

Seriously? Such a disappointment.

It appears the Illinois House will not be considering the marriage equality bill in this legislative session. The deadline to consider the bill was today, May 31. 

Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner reports:

After a tense final day of the Illinois legislature, the state House is not expected to consider the marriage equality bill, advocates expect.

Friday is the last day of this session of the state legislature, but the measure could be considered in the “veto session” this fall.

The Illinois Senate passed the bill on Feb. 14. Gov. Pat Quinn has been a supporter of the measure and had said he would sign the bill into law if passed.

Rep. Greg Harris, the measure’s sponsor in the House, is expected to address the chamber about the decision in the coming hour, BuzzFeed has learned.


The bill's sponsor, Greg Harris previously promised both a vote and a win this week.

We're sure there are plenty of disappointed advocates for equality in Illinois right now.