By Melissa Sersland
The Illinois Senate approved legislation Thursday that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Senate voted 34-21. The bill provides "equal opportunity for the same federal marriage benefits to same-sex couples that are currently awarded to other couples," according to a release from Illinois Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.
Here's how our area's state senators voted:
- 25th Senate District: Jim Oberweis (R), N
- 33rd Senate District: Karen McConnaughay (R), N
Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the bill if it makes it to his desk.