USA, Illinois: 200+ Religious Leaders Ask Court to Legalize Marriage Equality

Written by scott on July 12th, 2013

Illinois mapIn Illinois, a group of religious leaders filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting marriage equality. Chicago Pride reports:

More than 200 religious leaders and faith communities today asked an Illinois circuit court judge to overturn the state’s statute that prohibits same-sex marriages, arguing that religious doctrine should not be written into state law. Authored by the law firm of Miller Shakman & Beem of Chicago on behalf of faith leaders across Illinois, the friend of the court brief states, “The views of some religions should not be imposed on others, enshrined in legal doctrine, or used to deny same-sex couples equal legal standing in the eyes of Illinois law. Tradition does not justify abrogating individuals’ constitutional rights.”

Remember when there were only a few religious leaders on our side?

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