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Illinois Marriage Equality Bill off the Table for Now, But Rally Still on for Tomorrow

12 Noon, Saturday, Jan. 5
State of Illinois Building Plaza
100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago

Equal Rights NOW!

GLN permalink 1-4-2013

Even though Illinois's marriage equality bill fell a few votes short of passage yesterday, it is important that we continue to promote the movement for legal equality in our state.

We have to remember how we almost won this battle, and use that as a cue for what we need to do going forward. Just a few years ago only a bare handful of Illinois legislators dared to publicly identify with equal marriage rights for same sex couples. As of yesterday, nearly a majority of them did.

What changed? Was it clever arguments put to legislators, many of whom passed Illinois's noxious "Defense of Marriage Act" less than a decade ago? Or was it increasingly pro-LGBT public opinion, pushed by more and more coming out, on the job, in the media, and in other public places?

This is why we must come out to tomorrow's rally, despite the set-back in this term of the Illinois legislature. Come out and be counted!


12 Noon, Saturday, January 5
State of Illinois Center Plaza
100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago


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