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Marriage equality: How they voted and what it means
by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times
2013-11-11

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Sponsors of the state's marriage equality promised surprises when SB10 saw its day on the House floor, and on Nov. 5, they delivered.

LGBT leaders predicted that the bill would have bipartisan backing and support in other unlikely places.

The bill managed to pick up Republican support, Democratic support from one lawmaker who voted against civil unions and a yes vote from a lawmaker who publicly opposed the bill.

Here's the full roll call and the votes we think stood out:

Standout votes:

Tom Cross (R-97th): Cross, a candidate for Illinois Treasurer and a longtime House Republican Leader, voted "no" on civil unions. Cross told the Daily Herald that he spoke with people in his life, including his father who is a retired minister, before deciding to cast his yes vote.

Luis Arroyo (D-3rd): Arroyo voted for the bill in committee but said he would vote against the bill on the floor. He reiterated that stance to Windy City Times when questioned further. But advocates refused to give up on Arroyo, insisting that he could be moved to a position of support. In the end, they were right.

Patrick Verschoore (D-72nd): Verschoore voted against civil unions and was not endorsed by Equality Illinois. But he voted marriage equality Nov. 5.

Anthony DeLuca (D-80th): DeLuca was a longtime target for advocates. He voted for civil unions and was endorsed by Equality Illinois. But March 2011, Chicago Heights Patch reported that DeLuca said he would oppose an equal marriage bill. In the end, his yes vote was seen as crucial to the bill's passage.

Rita Mayfield (D-60th): Mayfield voted present on civil unions and vowed to do the same for marriage after months of back-and-forth with marriage equality advocates. She says her best friend is gay and that she couldn't bring herself to vote against the bill despite pressure to do so in her district. LGBT advocates targeted her heavily for that reason. Still, Mayfield remained on the fence until the end.

See those who voted Yes below and at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/YesVotes.pdf .

See those who voted No or Present and those who were absent below and at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/NoVotes.pdf .

Republican yes votes:

Tom Cross (R-97th)

Ron Sandack (R-81st)

Ed Sullivan, Jr. (R-51st)

Democratic no votes:

Monique Davis (D-27th)

Daniel Beiser (D-111th)

John Bradley (D-117th)

Charles Jefferson (D-67th)

Frank Mautino (D-76th)

Katherine Cloonen (D-79th)

Jerry Costello, II (D-116th)

Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr. (D-114th)

Mary Flowers (D-31st)

Sue Scherer (D-96th)

THE TOTALS

Yes:

Daniel Burke (D-1st)

Ken Dunkin (D-5th)

Cynthia Soto (D-4th)

La Shawn K. Ford (D-8th)

Ann Williams (D-11th)

Sara Feigenholtz (D-12th)

Greg Harris (D-13th)

Kelly Cassidy (D-14th)

Lou Lang (D-16th)

Laura Fine (D-17th)

Robyn Gabel (D-18th)

Robert Martwick (D-19th)

Michael Madigan (D-22nd)

Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24th)

Barbara Flynn Currie (D-25th)

Christian Mitchell (D-26th)

Robert Rita (D-28th)

Elgie Sims, Jr. (D-34th)

Maria Antonia Berrios (D-39th)

Jaime Andrade (D-40th)

Keith Farnham (D-43rd)

Ed Sullivan, Jr. (R-51st)

Scott Drury (D-58th)

Carol Sente (D-59th)

Sam Yingling (D-62nd)

Mike Smiddy (D-71st)

Camille Lilly (D-78th)

Ron Sandack (R-81st)

Naomi Jakobsson (D-103rd)

Deb Conroy (D-46th)

Natalie Manley (D-98th)

Elaine Nekritz (D-57th)

Kathleen Willis (D-77th)

Arthur Turner (D-9th)

Edward J. Acevedo (D-2nd)

Esther Golar (D-6th)

Emanuel "Chris" Welch (D-7th)

Michael Zalewski (D-23rd)

Will Davis (D-30th)

Andre Thapedi (D-32nd)

Frances Ann Hurley (D-35th)

Kelly Burke (D-36th)

Al Riley (D-38th)

Martin Moylan (D- 55th)

Michelle Mussman (D-56th)

Stephanie Kifowit (D-84th)

Emily McAsey (D-85th)

Lawrence Walsh, Jr. (D-86th)

Linda Chapa LaVia (D-83rd)

Jehan Gordon (D-92nd)

Jack Franks (D-63rd)

Patrick Verschoore (D-72nd)

Silvana Tabares (D-21st)

Thaddeus Jones (D-29th)

Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33rd)

Fred Crespo (D-44th)

Tom Cross (R-97th)

Anthony DeLuca (D-80th)

Luis Arroyo (D-3rd)

John D'Amico (D-15th)

Jay Hoffman (D-113th)

No:

Monique Davis (D-27th)

Renee Kosel (R-37th)

Jeanne Ives (R-42nd)

Patti Bellock (R-47th)

Sandra Pihos (R-48th)

David McSweeney (R-52nd)

Brandon Phelps (D-118th)

Thomas Morrison (R-54th)

JoAnn Osmond (R-61st)

Barbara Wheeler (R-64th)

Timothy Schmitz (R-65th)

Michael Tryon (R-66th)

Charles Jefferson (D-67th)

John Cabello (R-68th)

Joe Sosnowski (R-69th)

Robert Pritchard (R-70th)

David Leitch (R-73rd)

Don Moffitt (R-74th)

John Bradley (D-117th)

Frank Mautino (D-76th)

Katherine Cloonen (D-79th)

Jim Durkin (R-82nd)

Rich Brauer (R-87th)

Keith Sommer (R-88th)

Brian Stewart (R-89th)

Tom Demmer (R-90th)

Michael Unes (R-91st)

Norine Hammond (R-93rd)

Jil Tracy (R-94th)

Wayne Rosenthal (R-95th)

Raymond Poe (R-99th)

Bill Mitchell (R-101st)

Josh Harms (R-106th)

John Cavaletto (R-107th)

Charles Meier (R-108th)

David Reis (R-109th)

Mike Bost (R-115th)

Jerry Costello, II (D-116th)

Darlene Senger (R-41st)

David Harris (R-53rd)

Adam Brown (R-102nd)

Chad Hays (R-104th)

Dan Brady (R-105th)

Brad Halbrook (R-110th)

Daniel Beiser (D-111th)

Dwight Kay (R-112th)

Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr. (D-114th)

Mary Flowers (D-31st)

Kay Hatcher (R-50th)

John Anthony (R-75th)

Sue Scherer (D-96th)

C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100th)

Dennis Reboletti (R-45th)

Michael McAuliffe (R-20th)

Present:

Derrick Smith (D-10th)

Rita Mayfield (D-60th)

Absent:

Mike Fortner (R-49th)

BLACK CAUCUS:

14 of the 20 members voted "yes," four "no" and 2 "present."

Yes:

Will Davis (D-30th)

Ken Dunkin (D-5th)

Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33rd)

La Shawn K. Ford (D-8th)

Esther Golar (D-6th)

Jehan Gordon (D-92nd)

Thaddeus Jones (D-29th)

Camille Lilly (D-78th)

Christian Mitchell (D-26th)

Al Riley (D-38th)

Elgie Sims, Jr. (D-34th)

Andre Thapedi (D-32nd)

Arthur Turner (D-9th)

Emanuel "Chris" Welch (D-7th)

No:

Monique Davis (D-27th)

Mary Flowers (D-31st)

Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr. (D-114th)

Charles Jefferson (D-67th)

Present:

Derrick Smith (D-10th)

Rita Mayfield (D-60th)

View those who voted Yes: www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/YesVotes.pdf .

View those who voted No: www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/NoVotes.pdf .


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