"Illinois is taking the right step with marriage equality and I could not be more thrilled"

SPRINGFIELD – On Thursday, State Senator Emil Jones III (D–Chicago) aided in passing Senate Bill 10 out of the Senate.  

As chief co-sponsor of the legislation, Jones was more than pleased with Thursday’s vote. “Illinois is taking the right step with marriage equality, and I could not be more thrilled,” said Jones. 

SB 10 is the result of years of efforts toward securing marriage equality in Illinois and expands upon the already established state laws regarding civil unions by permitting full marriage rights to all couples.

“What fantastic irony and how appropriate that we as a state have taken this great stride toward equality for all citizens on Valentine’s Day,” Jones furthermore declared. “I feel that the great advancement we’re making here reflects the spirit of this holiday that love is unconditional, and we’re doing St. Valentine proud with passing this legislation.”

SB 10 now moves to the House for consideration.


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