Article Comment 

Ill. set to be 15th state to allow gay marriage


The Associated Press


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- With Illinois set to become the 15th state nationwide to legalize same-sex marriage, Chicago couple Theresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos finally began planning the wedding they'd started thinking about more than two decades ago. 


"From the moment we met and fell in love, the language was, 'If I could marry you I would,'" said Volpe, who is expecting the couple's third child. "We waited a long time for that to happen, to hear ... that we can have that. I think it's really the final stamp on our relationship." 


After months of arduous lobbying in President Barack Obama's home state, Illinois lawmakers passed a measure Tuesday that would legalize same-sex marriage. Under the legislation, which Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has vowed to sign, couples could start tying the knot in June. 


Fourteen other states and Washington, D.C., allow same-sex marriage.




printer friendly version | back to top




Most Viewed News Stories



2. Local church hosts tent revival COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

3. CMSD, Hickman deny lawsuit accusations COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

4. ELL bridges gaps in language, culture COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

5. Google: What people search for most on presidential hopefuls NATIONAL


More popular content      Suggest a story



Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Email