It was a Valentine’s Day victory for same sex couples in Illinois.
On the 14th, the Illinois Senate voted 34-21 to lift the ban on same sex marriage.
The state could be the 10th in the nation to allow same-sex couples to legally wed if the measure passes in the house where the vote is expected to be more of a fight.
Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign the bill if it reaches his desk.
The vote comes two years after Illinois lawmakers approved civil unions. If the legislations passes, people in a civil union can convert to marriage within a year of a same-sex marriage law being put into place.
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