IL House Committee Vote: February 26th
The Illinois House Executive Committee will consider the marriage equality bill on February 26th.
The committee vote is the next hurdle the bill must overcome on its path to becoming law and needs at least six votes there before it is cleared to hit the full House floor. Advocates are expecting success in the committee, which comprises seven Democrats and four Republicans, but anticipate a tougher road to the 60 “yes” votes required to pass the measure in the full House. Shortly after the bill passed through the Senate, Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) and Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), the bill’s chief sponsors in the General Assembly, said they expect the bill to come up for consideration in the House chamber in the coming weeks. Both contend the bill has a “very good” chance in the House following the landmark Senate approval.RELATED: The Illinois Family Institute claims that 3000 protested the bill today in Springfield.