Illinois Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, a supporter for same sex marriage, speaks to reporters prior to attending a Senate Executive committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Th

 

              Illinois Sen. Heather  Steans, D-Chicago, a supporter for same sex marriage, speaks to reporters prior to attending a Senate Executive committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Th
Illinois Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, a supporter for same sex marriage, speaks to reporters prior to attending a Senate Executive committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Senate is expected to consider a measure that would remove a state prohibition on marriage between two people of the same gender. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)