The Daily Illini newspaper out of the University of Illinois published a poignant editorial endorsing the freedom to marry bill. The bill is currently set to be heard by the House Executive Committee on Tuesday, February 26 before moving onto the House floor for a final vote. The bill passed in the Senate on Valentine's Day by 34-21.
"...the value and importance of heterosexual marriage will not be tarnished, it will not be broken, it will not be devalued or scarred. By giving someone else the freedom to make a choice about their long-term relationships in front of the law takes nothing away from heterosexual marriage."