IL, USA: Marriage Equality Ban Effort Falls Short

Written by scott on April 15th, 2012

Illinois Marriage Equality BanAn effort to put a non-binding referendum recommending that Illinois lawmakers ban gay marriage with a constitutional amendment has come up short.

Jim Finnegan, president of the conservative group Illinois Defense of Marriage Initiative, told the Chicago Sun-Times that he expects about 100,000 of the 500,000 signatures needed to put the issue on the November ballot to be collected by the end of the month.

In February, less than a year after the state approved a measure that recognizes gay and lesbian couples with civil unions, three openly gay lawmakers introduced a gay marriage bill.

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