In this Jan. 2, 2013 photo, Illinois Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, a supporter for same sex marriage, listens to lawmakers' questions during a public health committee hearing at the I

 

              In this Jan. 2, 2013 photo, Illinois Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, a supporter for same sex marriage, listens to lawmakers
In this Jan. 2, 2013 photo, Illinois Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, a supporter for same sex marriage, listens to lawmakers' questions during a public health committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Despite a nudge from the home-state president, soaring support in the polls and national momentum from the November elections, the stalling of the gay marriage push in Illinois shows how tricky it is to get a legislature to approve same-sex unions. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)