It’s damned pathetic that same sex marriage isn’t a done deal in NYS yet, but senators are still waffling? Get with the program, folks. You’re on the wrong side of history. (via Queerty)
Illinois is behind as well, in fact only has a civil union bill in the hopper, not even talking marriage.
I got an email at work on it today, as I work for an agency that is an arm of a major protestant denomination, and they support the bill. Interesting email.
“The end of the Spring session of the Illinois General
Assembly is approaching. There is a good chance that
we can pass the civil union bill before the end of the
The civil union bill is on its third reading in the
House which means it can be voted on at any time.
Equality Illinois’ full lobbying team is in Springfield
putting together the votes necessary for the passage of
the bill. But we need help. Even if you have done so
before, please call, write or email your state
representative and urge a yes vote on HB 2234.
The Tribune, Sun-Times and Daily Herald have all
strongly urged the General Assembly to pass this
legislation now. Over 160 Illinois clergy from a
wide range of denominations signed a letter to the
General Assembly urging a yes vote on this bill.
And, the Equality Illinois lobby day brought
Illinoisans from every part of our state to the
State House to speak with legislators.
But, our legislators still need to hear from you
Opponents of fairness and decency for all Illinoisans
have bombarded our legislators with anti-civil union
calls and letters. Our legislators need to hear from
fair-minded Illinoisans in greater numbers.
We are on the threshold of passing legislation to
recognize and protect same-sex couples.
Please contact your legislator today. It will make all
To contact your state representative through the
Equality Illinois Action Alert messaging system, go to:
Send this message to your family, friends, coworkers
and associates around the state, urging them to contact
their representatives also.”
I’m glad to see a major denomination supporting equality, but why Illinois is only pursuing civil unions rather than civil marriage is beyond me.
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