An article in The Chicago Tribune on Sunday rehashes the chain of events that happened leading up to the passage of the marriage bill last Tuesday. Once the bill is signed by Governor Quinn later this month, same-sex couples will be able to legally wed in Illinois beginning in June of next year. The bill's sponsors were unsure of whether or not they had enough votes to win when the bill was called, as there were a handful of legislators on the fence.
"Big, sweeping social issues usually don't pass in Illinois within a year. This is not the way the process usually works," said Ed Yohnka, spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. "So the 'antis' better get a better strategy going forward, because this one didn't work."