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[Washington Post] A bill that would legalize gay marriage failed to come to a vote in the Illinois state House on Friday, after proponents were reportedly unable to secure enough votes to send it to Gov. Pat Quinn (D) for his signature. With the legislature adjourning, the measure will have to wait until the fall.
The state Senate previously passed the bill by a wide margin, but the votes were not there in the House, despite an unusual move by President Obama to endorse the legislation.
The legislative session came to an end Friday, but supporters of the bill say they will try to pass it when the legislature returns in the fall.