Illinois may join the other 12 states in legalizing gay marriage, according to Rep. Greg Harris, who predicts a marriage equality bill will pass by the end of the month.
Harris, the chief sponsor of the bill said he will "absolutely" call a vote on it by May 31, and "it's going to win" according to The Windy City Times. The bill passed in the Senate on Valentine's Day, and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has vowed to sign it.
Former President Bill Clinton has also lent his support. "Since the days of Abraham Lincoln, Illinois has stood for the proposition that all citizens should be treated equally under the law,” President Clinton said in Tuesday’s statement. “Lincoln himself came to Springfield in search of opportunity, and he dedicated his life to securing equal opportunity for all citizens. I believe that for Illinois and for our nation as a whole, in the 21st century that must include marriage equality.”