A top state lawmaker is in a romantic frame of mind. Senate President John Cullerton is aiming for a final Senate vote on Valentine’s Day for a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Cullerton says he thinks he has the 30 votes needed for final passage.
He hopes to move the bill through a Senate committee next week, setting the stage for final passage on February 14th. If that happens, the bill would still have to pass the House before Governor Pat Quinn could sign it into law.