Just in case you are interested, the McHenry County Clerk’s Office reports that twelve couples were issued civil union licenses during the first two days after the law became effective.
The House roll call is below. Representing McHenry County, State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) and Barrington Hills Republican State Rep. Mark Beaubien supported the bill, which passed 61-52.
Without those two votes, the Civil Union legislation would not have become law.
Sixty votes were required for passage.
This is the post November, 2010, House roll call on civil unions. Without the two votes cast by state representative representing McHenry County, the bill would have failed. Jack Franks and Mark Beaubien supported the measure. Click to enlarge.
The 32-24 vote Illinois State Senate roll call is below:
McHenry County's two state senators--Pam Althoff and Dan Duffy--opposed the civil unions bill.