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February 2013 Archives

State Senate votes to allow gay marriage

The Illinois State Senate recently voted 34 to 21 in favor of allowing gay couples to marry, with the measure receiving four more votes than the bare minimum it needed to pass. Any upcoming vote in the House is likely to be more contested and difficult to win, but some politicians have said they expect the House to pass the bill in a matter of weeks. If that happens, Governor Quinn has agreed to sign the bill into law, which would make Illinois the latest state to officially legalize gay marriage.

February is one of the most common times for divorce

People who live in Illinois know that winter can sometimes be a dreary time. And, sometimes, these cold months can have effects on relationships. Some people say that divorce is most prevalent during January or February. There seems to be a consensus, however, that more divorces take place after the start of the new year than at any other time during the year.

Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti to divorce after 11 years

Movie actress Ashley Judd and racecar driver Dario Franchitti have decided to end their 11 year marriage, the two recently announced. The two were married in 1999 after a two-year engagement, but do not have any children.