USA, Illinois: State GOP Senator Introduces Bill to Repeal Marriage Equality Law

Written by scott on January 22nd, 2014

Illinois Representative Kyle McCarterIllinois Senator Kyle McCarter has introduced a bill to overturn the recently-passed marriage equality law.

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Illinois currently recognizes gay couples with civil unions. However, a gay marriage bill signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn in November takes effect on June 1. McCarter’s bill is titled Marriage Fairness Act – Repeal. Last year, McCarter lamented the law’s passage in the Senate. “To redefine marriage is discriminatory towards those who hold the sincerely held religious belief that it is a sacred institution between man & a woman,” he wrote on Facebook.

Seriously, what’s it gonna take for these people to give it up? Court victories don’t do it. Public opinion polls don’t do it. Passing a bill via a vote of the people doesn’t do it. And votes by the legislature don’t do it. What do you think it will take?

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