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VIDEO: Greg Harris and Deb Mell impassioned statements on SB10 failure

Springfield, IL — The Illinois House failed to vote on SB10, the legislation that would have brought same-sex marriage to Illinois, before the General Assembly adjourned for the session late Friday. 

Rep. Greg Harris announces SB10 would not be called :: tim carroll/windy city times
Rep. Greg Harris announces SB10 would not be called 
credit :: tim carroll/windy city times
Shortly after 7 p.m., an emotional Harris addressed the chamber. Fighting back tears, he acknowledged that, despite several high-profile supporters, some colleagues did not have the support of their constituents and asked for more time.

"I have never been sadder to accept such a request," Harris said. He promised that the issue would be re-opened in the veto session in the fall, but added, "In the meantime, I apologize to the families who were hoping to wake up full and equal citizens."





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Illinois you should be ashamed.....in the next few.months think about this matter on your NOT deserved vacation. SHAME
Posted by Ray Hunsaker on Sun, 6/2/2013 5:35 PM
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I have never been more disappointed in my state. I'd take corrupt governors going to jail over this anyway. Our state government basically just told their citizens, even tho the vote will take place "eventually", you don't matter enough to convince us you should be equal.
Posted by Matt1491 on Sun, 6/2/2013 9:56 PM
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Screw Greg Harris, Just another liar.
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