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Gay marriage, assault weapons
ban votes delayed in
Illinois Senate

Chicago Tribune, by Ray Long & Rick Pearson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/4/2013 10:50:12 AM

SPRINGFIELD— The Illinois Senate left the State Capitol later today without voting on measures to legalize gay marriage and outlaw assault weapons, leaving the fate of those controversial issues in doubt. A committee advanced the same-sex marriage bill late this afternoon, but the sponsor acknowledged she did not have enough votes to win approval on the Senate floor.Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, dismissed a question on whether she ever had a solid 30 votes lined up to pass the legislation. "Oh, no, no, no," Steans said. "We really did have the votes. We were just missing members today."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/4/2013 10:57:29 AM     (No. 9098287)

Wow. Way to go after the important issues of the day Democrats... Meanwhile the state is bankrupt and the economy stinks.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/4/2013 11:07:14 AM     (No. 9098318)

Illinois is in competition with California to see who can go Marxist first. Texas and Ohio will gladly accommodate your fleeing businesses.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chumley, 1/4/2013 11:12:06 AM     (No. 9098327)

There may be a small ray of hope here. If the semi-auto ban is "too broad and unworkable" in the most corrupt and anti gun state in the country, maybe they will say the same thing about OberFuehrer Feinstein´s bill.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/4/2013 12:46:02 PM     (No. 9098491)

When you´re starving and freezing on a snowy, icy street corner begging for change, i hope you´ll be warmed having voted for things like gay marriage instead of things that matter.

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