It’ll be a packed house at the UIC Forum as Governor Quinn signs the gay marriage bill.  Three-thousand people are expected to show up for the event this (Wednesday) afternoon.  It’ll officially make Illinois the 16th state in the nation that allows gay couples to get married.  

The Illinois Unites for Marriage Group lobbied hard for the bill to get through the legislature.  Officials say they contacted 75-thousand voters, sent 18-thousand post cards, and made 31-thousand calls to lawmakers over the last several months, hoping to build support for their cause.  Their efforts paid off.  Gay couples will be allowed to tie the knot in Illinois come June 1st.  

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