The push to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois will move to the House after passing through the Senate.
In a 34-21 vote Thursday, lawmakers approved a measure to lift a state ban on same-sex marriage.
Republicans say the bill would force religious organizations to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their fellowship halls, parish centers or even in their sanctuaries.
Republican Dave Luechtefeld voted no on the bill, along with Democrat Gary Forby.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he will sign the bill if the House approves it. If so, Illinois will be the 10th state to legalize same-sex marriage.
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