Governor Quinn to sign gay marriage bill on November 20 - – Rockford’s News Leader

Governor Quinn to sign gay marriage bill on November 20


The same-sex marriage legislation that passed the Illinois General Assembly Tuesday will be signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn on November 20.

Quinn will sign the bill at 3:30 p.m. during a ceremony at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The governor said he is looking forward to "celebrating a big step forward with the people of Illinois." The free ceremony will be open to the public.

The University of Illinois at Chicago was named one of the top 25 campuses in the U.S. for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students by the Campus Pride Index.

The bill's signing will make Illinois the 15th state in the country to allow gay marriage.

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