Illinois is set to become the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Today, the Illinois Senate approved a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage across the state. The bill must go to Governor Pat Quinn, who has already promised to sign it into law. Same-sex weddings will take place in Illinois starting in June 2014.
Hawaii is poised to follow suit as we wait for the Hawaii House of Representatives to vote on a same-sex marriage bill, which could happen any day now.
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