Both supporters and those opposing same sex marriage listen to lawmakers during a Senate Executive committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Springfield,

 

              Both supporters and those opposing same sex marriage listen to lawmakers during a Senate Executive committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Springfield,
Both supporters and those opposing same sex marriage listen to lawmakers during 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)