llinois is poised to become the 15th state to allow same-sex marriage. State lawmakers voted 61 to 54 Tuesday on a measure to allow gay couples to wed.
The bill now heads to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn who has pledged to sign it. The law will take effect in June.
Meanwhile, a group of Chicago-area pastors opposed to the law say they'll stand behind lawmakers who voted against it and punish those who didn't.
The African American Clergy Coalition sent out robo calls objecting to same sex marriage.
The group is vowing to run primary challenges against lawmakers who supported the law.
Fourteen other states and Washington, D.C., allow same-sex marriage.