Ill. marriage bill likely to be delayed as lawmakers run out of time

A bill that would legalize marriage for same-sex couples in Illinois passed a key Senate committee Thursday, but lawmakers pushing the measure said time has run out to enact it in the current legislative session. "The wind is at our backs," said Democratic Rep. Greg Harris, the chief sponsor of the bill in the House, who predicted it would pass early in the legislative session that begins Jan. 9. Senate President John Cullerton said the bill would likely see more support in the next session. The decision to wait until new lawmakers are sworn in angered some activists, who promised to continue fighting for passage this week.

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