Illinois, USA: Rally for Marriage Equality Bill in Chicago

Written by scott on January 7th, 2013

Rally for Marriage Equality Bill Held in ChicagoWhile Illinois lawmakers in support of marriage equality are now saying they’ll wait until Wednesday’s new session of the General Assembly to try to legalize same-sex marriage, more than 200 protesters gathered in Chicago on Saturday to try to push marriage equality through in the lame duck session.

Illinois State Senator Heather Steans called off last Thursday’s vote citing the absence of three key voters in support of the measure. As such, the missed the two day window of the lame-duck session to vote.

On Top Magazine explains that “While the Senate’s special session is over for now, House members begin theirs on Sunday. The Senate could reconvene before Wednesday if it chooses to do so.”

At Saturday’s “Chicago Rally for Illinois Marriage Equality,” Rick Garcia of The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) told about protesters that lawmakers should fight to get the measure passed before the new session.

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