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Deadline for Civil Union Bill Approaches

By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 29, 2009 7:00PM

With all the action over Prop 8 earlier this week, we admit that we lost track of the impending deadline of HB 2234 until stalwart reader Rich reminded us of it. Also known as the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act, it would recognize the civil union of two people, regardless of sexual orientation. It would also recognize a same-sex marriage or civil union performed in another state, such as Iowa, as a civil union within Illinois. While the deadline for voting on issues in the General Assembly for this session is Sunday, this specific bill has a deadline of today. We'll be tracking it this afternoon to see what, if any, action is taken.