Government
3:29 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Hundreds rally for same-sex marriage in Springfield, opposition rally planned Wed.

Back on Valentine's Day, the state Senate approved legislation that would allow gays and lesbians to get married in Illinois. The hope then was that Illinois would become the tenth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Eight months later, it still hasn't happened.

The effort is stalled in the Illinois House. Supporters hoping to now make Illinois the fifteenth state with same-sex marriage rallied by the hundreds, organizers say the number reached over four thousand Tuesday at the state capitol.  Wednesday, opponents will have their turn. Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky has the story.