Will Rhode Island or Illinois Be 10th State for Marriage Equality?
The race to become the tenth state to provide marriage equality for same-sex couples is underway, with Rhode Island and Illinois running neck-and-neck.
Marriage equality bills were launched in both states' legislatures last week.
In Illinois, a marriage equality bill passed its first vote--in a Senate Executive Committee--8 to 5. But, with a new legislative session set to begin Wednesday, January 9, supporters decided to "go back to square one" rather than try to rush votes in the lame duck legislature.