Heather Steans http://wkms.org en IL Senate Committee Approves Gay Marriage for Second Time http://wkms.org/post/il-senate-committee-approves-gay-marriage-second-time <p></p><p>An Illinois Senate committee has approved legalizing gay marriage for the second time in a month. The Executive Committee voted 9-5 yesterday to move legislation giving marital rights to same sex couples to the Senate floor. The Democrats have a 40-member majority and say they have the votes needed. The same committee OK'd a similar measure just after the New Year in the final days of the last General Assembly. But a floor vote was scuttled because supporters feared they were short of the 30 necessary votes. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:21:54 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 27699 at http://wkms.org IL Senate Committee Approves Gay Marriage for Second Time Gay Marriage Expected in IL Committee Hearing http://wkms.org/post/gay-marriage-expected-il-committee-hearing <p></p><p>Legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois is expected to come up in a Senate committee meeting today and could see a floor vote on Valentine's Day. Democratic Senator Heather Steans is the bill’s sponsor. She says it's on the executive committee's agenda, and she's confident it has the support to pass the Senate next week. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:41:47 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 27645 at http://wkms.org Gay Marriage Expected in IL Committee Hearing