Marriage-equality supporters are looking to the new legislative session as their next best hope for Illinois to legalize same-sex marriage. Supporters had hoped lawmakers would act before the lame-duck session ends January 9. A Senate committee voted in favor of a measure to allow gay marriage on Thursday. But Senate Democrats delayed a floor vote because three supporters needed for passage were absent. A full Senate vote is possible Tuesday, but the Senate president says it might be a few weeks. Opponents, including a group of religious leaders, say the bill is an attack on their religious beliefs.