Same-sex marriage debate to heat up as lawmakers return

By Alex Davis |

Published 10/15 2013 05:41PM

Updated 10/16 2013 09:36AM

SPRINGFIELD -- State lawmakers are headed back to the Capitol City next week for the veto session. The push is on for a vote on same-sex marriage.

Supporters and critics are ready to fight. They're planning two major rallies next week, but it's still not clear if the bill will be called for a vote.

The bill passed the Senate in February, but the sponsor delayed the House vote in May. Instead, he said he would wait to call it until he has enough votes to pass it.

Still, those for and against the bill are planning to rally next week anyway. Supporters meet Tuesday, October 22. Those against the idea will meet Wednesday, October 23.

Most allies are pushing for a veto session vote saying the national momentum from DOMA and California's Proposition 8 adds to their strength. If passed, Governor Quinn says he will sign the bill into law.

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