No vote on Marriage Equality Act

By WEEK Producer

May 31, 2013 Updated May 31, 2013 at 10:40 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Senate Bill 10 also known as the Marriage Equality Act was not called for a vote in the Illinois House before lawmaker adjourned for the summer.

Governor Pat Quinn says he is disappointed in the House's failure to vote on the bill.

The historic legislation would have made Illinois the 13th state to permit same-sex marriages.

In an emotional speech on the House floor, the bill's sponsor Representative Greg Harris said that he was short of the 60 votes needed to pass the chamber.

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