Illinois Senate Approves Gay Marriage: How Lemont's Rep Voted

See how Lemont's state senator, other reps voted on the Illinois Senate's same-sex marriage bill.

The Illinois Senate approved legislation Thursday that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to the Chicago Tribune

The Senate voted 34-21. The bill provides "equal opportunity for the same federal marriage benefits to same-sex couples that are currently awarded to other couples," according to a release from Illinois Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. 

Here's how Lemont's state senator voted: 

  • 41st Senate: Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) No

See how each member of the Illinois Senate voted. 

The measure will now go to the Illinois House, where the fight to pass the bill is expected to be tougher, according to the Trib

Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the bill if it makes it to his desk. 

Click to see how other area senators voted.

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Yaz February 16, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Well I know who not to vote for in the next election! I'm not gay, but I think everyone should have the same opportunities and politicians need to start leaving their religion at the door. We are a country where church and state are suppose to be separate, but religion (one in-particular) seems to think everyone should agree with their ways...FAIL
True February 16, 2013 at 07:36 PM
as long as government and the powerful gay lobby don't force churches to kowtow to the gay movement, there can be real separation. that clause is there to protect religion (none in particular) from government, not the other way around.
Yaz February 17, 2013 at 06:58 AM
In this bill the government is not forcing churches to do anything. It even states churches do not have to allow the marriages to be performed within their walls, nor do the priests/pastors/etc... have to perform the ceremony. So I'm not seeing the threat to the church that so many people talk about.
Edward Andrysiak April 05, 2013 at 03:49 PM
I still think the real issue is what they call their union. Marriage is not a "working" description. I say they are entitled to live and enjoy life with all the bennies afforded to married people. Just call it something else! Not marriage and I think most of the argument goes away. Most agree with the rights issue but not with the use of the word marriage.


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