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Illinois Set to be 15th State to Allow Gay Marriage



Illinois is set to become the 15th state to allow gay marriage.

The Illinois House and Senate approved a bill Tuesday legalizing same sex marriage.

The measure now heads to Governor Pat Quinn who has said he will sign the bill.

Under the legislation, gay couples can start having weddings in June 2014.

Illinois allowed civil unions in 2011.

Fourteen states plus Washington D.C., allow same-sex marriage. Most recently, New Jersey, Minnesota and Rhode Island have legalized it.

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