Politics
7:36 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Thousands Expected At Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Rally

Thousands of disappointed Illinois residents are expected at the state Capitol to rally for same-sex marriage.

Organizers say several thousand people are expected to take part in today's "March on Springfield." The grassroots effort is urging lawmakers to pass same-sex marriage legislation.

The Illinois Senate approved the measure last February, but it has stalled in the House. House Speaker Michael Madigan has said about a dozen votes are still needed.

Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Democratic Governor Pat Quinn are expected at the event. The governor says he'll sign the legislation if it's approved.