Today, the chief sponsors of legislation to approve the freedom to marry for same sex couples in the Illinois House and Illinois Senate said that they will push for a vote on the measure in early January. State Representative Greg Harris and State Senator Heather Steans said today they believe the Illinois General Assembly is ready to add Illinois to the list of states that recognizes the love and commitment of all couples, including same sex couples.

The following can be attributed to Edwin C. Yohnka, Director of the Communications and Public Policy at the ACLU of Illinois:

"We look forward to the day when all couples, including same sex couples, enjoy the freedom to marry in Illinois. We stand ready to work tirelessly with the courageous legislative leaders who want to make that a reality during the legislative session in early January. The time is now."