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IL House committee to consider marriage equality bill

Marriage equality

By Jacob Combs

The Executive Committee of the Illinois House of Representatives will today hold a hearing on the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act that passed the state Senate on Valentine’s Day. The hearing is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Central time in Springfield, Illinois.

If the bill is voted out of the Executive Committee (which it is expected to be, with Democrats holding seven seats and Republicans holding four), it would proceed to a full floor vote. Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, told the Windy City Times that “there’s not a clear sense yet of when the full House vote will be.”

A floor vote could come as soon as this Friday, March 1, but advocates are eyeing a more likely mid-week date around March 6 or 7. Regardless of when the bill is considered, we’ll have full coverage here at EqualityOnTrial.

Check back later today for the results of a possible vote by the Executive Committee.

UPDATE (4:30 p.m. Eastern)For those interested in watching the hearing, a livestream can be found here.

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