Illinois Senate President applauds the vote for equal justice

SPRINGFIELD – Senate President John J. Cullerton released the following statement following Senate passage of SB 10, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act:

“Today is a significant day in the history of Illinois and the progress of equal rights under the law. The Senate was proud to take the lead and we are happy to have the legislature’s final word on the issue of marriage equality. I want to honor Senator Heather Steans and the entire coalition that worked to clear the way for loving couples to enjoy the full benefits of commitment and family in Illinois.”