USA, Illinois: Push for Vote on Marriage Equality Bill Continues

Written by scott on November 2nd, 2013

Illinois mapMomentum continues to build for a marriage equality vote in the Illinois House.

Supporters turned in a petition signed by 4,000 yesterday to call a vote:

Buzzfeed reports:

In a move to crank up pressure on Illinois lawmakers ahead of their final week in session this year, marriage equality advocates delivered a petition with over 4,000 signatures Tuesday to the bill’s chief sponsor in the state House. Advocates are pressing Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) to call the bill up for a final vote next week during the remainder of the annual “veto” session, Nov. 5-7. Lukewarm support from moderate Democrats and lawmakers fearing difficult primary election challenges next spring has stalled the bill since May.

There’s also a new video out. Chicagoist reports:

The group Illinois Unites For Marriage released a new video Thursday in their attempts to get the Illinois Legislature to vote on the stalled marriage equality bill during the fall veto session. The video focuses on couples in lifelong partnerships with families explaining why they want the same legal protections of marriage that straight couples enjoy. This continues Illinois Unites for Marriage’s strategy of framing the debate for same-sex marriage in the Prairie State as a legal and not a religious issue, while serving notice to opponents of Senate Bill 10 that gays and lesbians can have equally loving and stable relationships.

The House will be back in session on 11/5.

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Illinois.


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