The State Senate passed The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act and it will now go before the Illinois House on Wednesday.
Local Senator Dave Koehler was a co-sponsor of the bill. He and Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth weigh in on what this means for our state.
Senator Koehler said, "I think that it's an issue that certainly evolves over time and with each generation this becomes less and less a controversial issue.
Representative Gordon-Booth said, "I do believe that the bill will pass because the sponsor made it very clear that he would not call the bill if he didn't have the votes and I think it's going to pass with some bipartisanship as well."
If the act passes through the Illinois House, it will then go to Governor Quinn who has already said he will sign it.
Republicans opposing the law said they're concerned the law will infringe on religious liberties.
However, the Illinois Senate approved an amendment making it clear that no church will be forced to perform any ceremony.