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Quinn: 'Very Close' to Votes to Pass Gay Marriage
By AP
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he's confident same-sex marriage will become law in Illinois. 
 
Quinn said on Monday that supporters are "very close" to the votes needed in the state House to pass legislation that grants same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples. 
 
The Illinois Senate already approved it. But getting the 60 votes needed in the House is proving harder.
 
Quinn didn't suggest a current vote count, but he said "we're going to get it done."

The Chicago Democrat says he's reached out personally to ask legislators to support the measure. 
 
If the bill does become law, it would make Illinois the 10th state to allow same-sex marriage. The state approved civil unions in 2011.

Published 04:40 PM, Monday Apr. 08, 2013
Updated 09:51 PM, Tuesday Apr. 09, 2013

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