Comments for: Illinois legalizes same-sex marriage

Posted Nov. 05, 2013, at 9:28 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois joined on Tuesday the growing ranks of states to formally sanction same-sex marriage, after a yearlong legislative showdown that invoked the Bible, the civil rights movement and competing definitions of what constitutes a family in America. With two floor votes Tuesday and the promise of Gov. …

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