“The Illinois Senate has approved civil unions, putting Illinois on the verge of granting official recognition to gay and lesbian couples.” - Associated Press
So how did your representative vote? And better yet, how did our lawmakers who want higher office vote?
- State Senator James Meeks voted “no” on civil unions. He was one of five Senate Democrats who voted “no” (one voted present)
- The only Republican to vote “yes” in the Senate: Your new state treasurer, Dan Rutherford.
- Senator Bill Brady voted “no”.
Check out the complete roll calls below under Extras.
Thanks to Illinois Public Radio and WBEZ’s Sam Hudzik.