WBEZ | il equality http://www.wbez.org/tags/il-equality Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Cullerton wants gay marriage vote on Feb. 14 http://www.wbez.org/news/cullerton-wants-gay-marriage-vote-feb-14-105274 <p><p>SPRINGFIELD, Ill. &mdash; Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says he wants to pass same-sex marriage legislation on Valentine&#39;s Day.</p><p>Cullerton tells the <a href="http://bit.ly/Xsjv0R" target="_blank">Chicago Sun-Times</a> that he&#39;d like the state Senate to pass the measure out of committee next week and vote to approve it on Feb. 14.</p><p>Cullerton says he believes the bill has the 30 votes needed to pass and move to the Illinois House.</p><p>Advocates have been pushing for legislation that offers same-sex couples marriage rights currently only available to heterosexual couples. They&#39;d hoped to capitalize on momentum from other states and President Barack Obama&#39;s support.</p></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:40:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/cullerton-wants-gay-marriage-vote-feb-14-105274