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Illinois Civil Unions Bill Officially Sent to Gov. Pat Quinn; Bill Signing Ceremony in January

(Springfield, IL) — December 17, 2010. The Illinois State Senate today officially sent the Illinois civil unions bill to the desk of Governor Pat Quinn for his signature.

The legislation, Senate Bill 1716, won its last legislative hurdle on December 1 when the Senate approved the bill 32-24. Only one senate lawmaker, State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago), voted present.

According to State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago), the measure’s chief House sponsor, a signing ceremony by Quinn will likely be held in Chicago after the January 12 inaugural ceremonies.

“There will be a big announcement when we have the date, time and place figured out,” said Harris.

About David Ormsby

David, a public relations consultant and Huffington Post blogger, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.


One thought on “Illinois Civil Unions Bill Officially Sent to Gov. Pat Quinn; Bill Signing Ceremony in January

  1. Darwin and I have been together May 17th for 34 years and have a wonderful Home in Rogers Park, Illinois and are happy that we have a chance to become a complete happy couple , with a letter of Union for the two of us.

    We plan a Union in our back yard this June and Judge Sebastian Pattie of Chicago, ( A close friend to give us the Great words we have been waiting for all these years)..

    Thank You

    Dennis LoBue

    Posted by Dennis LoBue | January 12, 2011, 6:13 AM

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