Illinois gays are one step closer to being one step closer to being equal citizens:
After about an hour of discussion, the Illinois House on Tuesday evening approved legislation legalizing civil unions.
Illinois House Passes Civil Unions Bill [NBC Chicago]
The bill is expected to easily pass the Senate, and Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has stated that he’ll sign. That is unless Santa is more responsive to the anti-LGBT crowd’s “Harumph!” and “but, but, but…” wishes than we’d anticipated.