The Illinois State Senate approved marriage equality legislation today by a vote of 34-21. It's expected to pass the Democratically-controlled House in the state as well. Illinois' governor Pat Quinn (D) has already committed to signing the bill into law, so it looks like Illinois will be the 10th state to pass marriage equality legislation!
Recent PPP polls show that Illinois voters support marriage equality 48-42%.
For voters under the age of 45, it's 58-37% in favor.
Minority voters approve by even bigger margins:
Black voters approve 60-16%; and Latinos say yes 70-23%.
Happy Valentine's Day!