This week the Illinois Senate prepares to vote on the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, a bill that would allow same-sex couples to get married.
As the senate makes it's preparations to vote, more than 300 faith leaders have signed a letter supporting same-sex marriage, and have come out in support of the bill to voice their reasons for their support.
Among these people, Rev. Doris Green of the Evangelical Free Baptist Church in Chicago, says no one should be denied the right to, as some in the group put it, "show their love."
The Senate president says he hopes the bill can pass the Senate and be sent the House on Valentine's Day. It has already passed a Senate committee. Those opposed to same-sex marriage are scheduled to protest at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 20.