Proponents of redefining marriage had hoped to ram through this bill as soon as possible. Today they failed to get the votes needed to get the bill to the floor.
This shows that all of our hard work is paying off! Now is the time to continue our lobbying and grassroots efforts:
The fate of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage has been called into question after Senate Democrats reported that the bill will not come to a vote this week.
Anthony Martinez, executive director of The Civil Rights Agenda, confirmed that Senate Democrats have stated that the vote will not come to pass Jan. 3 or 4.
Repeated foibles have raised serious questions about whether the vote can pass by Jan. 9, when new lawmakers are sworn in.
Senate Democrats had hoped for a vote on Thursday, but they failed to secure the votes to waive a 24-hour rule on the posting of the original marriage bill. Democrats then tacked marriage equality onto an unrelated bill in an attempt to push it through faster.
... The repeated delays have dampened enthusiasm in Springfield, with questions being raised about whether or not the bill will come to a vote this session at all. The House is seen as a greater hurdle than the Senate, and repeated hiccups in the Senate have raised concerns about support for the measure. (Windy City Media Group)