A same-sex marriage bill passed both houses of the Illinois legislature yesterday and Governor Pat Quinn has promised to sign the bill. This means that gay couples will be able to marry each other as of June 1st, 2014. Bam! I wonder what it was like in Boystown last night. Probably a bit crazy.
This makes Illinois the 15th state to recognize same-sex marriage. The tide is really turning. There was a recent poll out of South Carolina that showed only 52% of residents are against same-sex marriage. You might think, “well that’s still a majority”, and you’d be right, but this is South Carolina! For a bit of perspective, in 2006, South Carolina passed an amendment banning same-sex marriage with 78% voting in favor of the amendment. South Carolina, you’ve come a long way, baby.
And the beat goes on.