Civil-union Bill Introduced in Illinois Senate

Wed. March 5, 2008 12:00 AM by Windy City Media Group

Springfield, IL - A Peoria senator recently agreed to sponsor the Senate version of Rep. Greg Harris' civil unions bill, the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act.

State Sen. David Koehler, D-Peoria, introduced Senate Bill 2436, which was assigned to the Senate Judiciary Civil Law Committee.

The House version, introduced by Harris last year, has advanced out of committee, but has yet to come to the House floor for full debate.

The legislation would give same-sex couples all the same rights as marriage, and would recognize same-sex civil unions and marriages performed in other states.

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