Illinois Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, left, is congratulated by Illinois Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, both supporters of same sex marriage, as same sex marriage legislation passes a Senate Executive committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Senate is considering a measure that would remove a state prohibition on marriage between two people of the same gender. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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Illinois Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, left, is congratulated by Illinois Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, both supporters of same sex marriage, as same sex marriage legislation passes a Senate Executive committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Senate is considering a measure  that would remove a state prohibition on marriage between two people of the same gender. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Illinois Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, left, is congratulated by Illinois Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, both supporters of same sex marriage, as same sex marriage legislation passes a Senate Executive committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Senate is considering a measure that would remove a state prohibition on marriage between two people of the same gender. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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