05/30/2013 05:43 pm ET Updated May 30, 2013

Illinois Gay Marriage: LGBT Advocates Urge Madigan To Call Marriage Equality Vote

Tim Carroll/Windy City Times

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy Windy City Times:

LGBT activists, advocates and community members have begun filtering into the capitol as a the deciding vote on Illinois marriage equality is expected as early as this afternoon.

Sponsors have until Friday to pass the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which would grant equal marriage rights to same-sex couples.

Chief sponsor Greg Harris has said he will "absolutely" call for a vote on the bill by session's end May 31. He has also stated that the bill will pass.

Multiple sources connected with organizing efforts around the bill have stated that a vote is expected this afternoon, evening or early in the day on Friday. That timeline will partially depend on other business in Springfield as spring session wraps up.

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