Ill. House committee vote on gay marriage delayed - New York News

Ill. House committee vote on gay marriage delayed

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Associated Press) -

The Illinois House Executive Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on a measure that would allow same-sex marriage in the state.

But a fiery debate over concealed weapons in the House floor lasting more than six hours continues to delay committee action.

Chicago Democratic Rep. Greg Harris has said he expects the committee to approve his bill and move it to the full body.

Advocates of marriage equality and their opponents continue to wait at the State Capitol in hopes the committee will vote on the issue late Tuesday.

The bill received Senate approval on Valentine's Day with Democratic support and a lone Republican vote.

A House endorsement would send the measure to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

The bill is SB10.

Online: http://www.ilga.gov

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