Illinois Gay Marriage

February 14, 2013 - 4:31 PM
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2013 file photo, Illinois Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, far left, Bloomington, Ill., resident Danielle Cook, front center, who is in a civil union with her partner of many years, Suzie Hutton, back left, and their 15-year-old son Caleb, right, listen to lawmakers while testifying during a Senate Executive Committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Senate is expected to vote on the bill to end Illinois’ ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)