Who's Next? The Marriage Equality Waiting Room

Which states will be the next to institute marriage equality — and just how will it happen?

BY Michelle Garcia

June 05 2013 2:41 PM ET


Likely/The Wild Cards

19. Illinois, 0.671

The only thing holding Illinois back is its House of Representatives. The state Senate approved marriage equality legislation on Valentine's Day, and Gov. Pat Quinn has said he would sign the law if it reached his desk, but the House failed to vote on the bill before the end of the General Assembly's regular session on May 31. But still it may come up in a special session or the "veto session" later this year. Recent polls show at least half of Illinoisans supporting marriage equality.

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