Tag Archives: Illinois

Rep. Aaron Schock: No Run For IL Gov

Totally straight Rep. Aaron Schock has announced that he will not be running for governor of Illinois. Schock, 31, from Peoria, ultimately decided he could do more good politically for the state by staying in the Republican-led House than by seeking the governor’s office, said Steven Shearer, Schock’s chief of staff. “It’s been up and down,” Shearer said of Schock’s ...

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Yet Another Fail For Porno Pete

Just a few days ago we learned of Porno Pete’s hilariously failed attempt to stalk the performers and attendees of the Hunky Jesus contest in San Francisco.  Today we see he spent tens of dollars to create a vinyl banner to parade around outside a meeting of the Illinois GOP, which gathered this weekend to consider a motion to unseat ...

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Chart Of The Day

This chart will surely please the enemies of equality in Rhode Island and Illinois. (Polling data was not available for six states)  Source.

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ILLINOIS: Second State House Republican Backs Same-Sex Marriage

Saying that he was influenced by his gay mother-in-law, a second GOP member of the Illinois House has announced his support for same-sex marriage. State Rep. Ed Sullivan Jr., who is chairman of the House Republican campaign organization, said his decision to back same-sex marriage represented a personal and family evolution on the issue. Previously an opponent of civil unions, ...

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IL Hate Group Slams Sen. Mark Kirk

From the website of the Illinois Family Institute: When polygamists and polyamorists come knocking on marriage’s door, we should all remember Kirk’s wise words that “government has no place” getting between people who love each other. And we certainly wouldn’t want to disrespect them. Mark Kirk’s public shift in position, like Barack Obama’s, does not constitute positive change. Nor did ...

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More On The IL House Head Count

The anti-gay Illinois Review blog claims that we’re still ten votes short in the Illinois House. As marriage redefinition proponents and opponents lobby legislators, it seems like the same sex marriage bill (SB 10) may be 10 votes short in the Illinois House. The bill’s sponsor, Democrat State Rep. Greg Harris needs 60 votes to make gay marriage the new ...

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Another Defeat For NOM: Bid To Oust Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady Fails

NOM’s campaign to oust gay-friendly Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady has failed. A special Saturday meeting of top Illinois Republicans to debate the fate of state GOP Chairman Pat Brady over his support for same-sex marriage was abruptly canceled after sources said a group pushing for Brady’s ouster lacked the necessary votes. In a statement, several members of the Illinois ...

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12 States Working On Marriage

Marriage Equality USA’s Ned Flaherty makes some bold predictions today at Policy Mic: The next 12 states where legalization is underway are known, and the order in which they’re finishing is now predictable. By the end of 2014, these next 12 states will join the 10 other jurisdictions that already have full marriage equality: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Iowa, Maine, ...

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Chicago Clergy Group: Pro-Gay Pols Will Be Banned From Our Churches

A coalition of Chicago-area Catholic and African-American clergy says they will ban pro-marriage legislators from their churches. About two dozen priests and pastors joined the Catholic Conference of Illinois to form a new religious coalition yesterday. “We want to make sure that we a send a message to our elected officials that as a collective community and a collaborative, we ...

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Brown: IL Marriage Would Be Disastrous

“It would be disastrous if a well-funded push by the same-sex marriage activists got bills passed at exactly the time the most important legal case of our generation was under consideration by the Supreme Court! You and I can stop them! We have before.and we can again! So please make an immediate donation to support NOM’s work to defend marriage ...

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FRC Prays For Illinois House

From the Family Research Council prayer team: May the Illinois House stand firmly for natural marriage! May the Spirit of God rest upon the attorneys who will defend marriage. May their cases be clear and their words anointed. May God move each member of the Court by the “wisdom that comes from above” and may they be constantly aware that ...

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Illinois Action Alert

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Illinois House: Not A Done Deal

Chicago Magazine has done a headcount of the Illinois House, where we need 60 votes to win marriage.  Here’s what they’ve got so far: Definite YES: 14 Likely YES: 29 Toss-Up: 20 Definite NO: 18 Likely NO: 37 As you can see, even if we claim ALL of the definite, likely, and toss-up votes, that only adds up to 63.  ...

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Teabaggers Target Rep. Aaron Schock

The ultra right-wing Club For Growth announced today that they will put up a primary challenger to closet case Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) because he isn’t teabagger enough. After citing a litany of “liberal votes” made by Schock, the group closes their letter to him with this: Congressman Schock, your liberal record speaks for itself. You understandably would like to ...

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Action Alert: IL Rep. Rita Mayfield

NOM has issued an action alert. Representative Rita Mayfield, a Democrat from Waukegan, has announced that she will be tallying emails received for and against same-sex marriage, and she will take that information seriously into account as she weighs her vote. Please take a moment right now to send Rep. Mayfield a short messaging asking her to OPPOSE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Illinois House Committee
UPDATE: Bill PASSES 6-5!!!

Things have been delayed at today’s scheduled Illinois House Executive Committee vote on marriage equality, possibly because GOP reps have caucused over a bill on carrying concealed firearms.  IF the House Executive Committee gets to the table today the live video link is here.  Refresh, refresh, refresh. UPDATE: Things are finally beginning. Hit the link for live video. UPDATE II: ...

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Church Sign Of The Day

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TODAY: IL House Committee Vote

The Illinois House Executive Committee has scheduled their marriage equality vote for today. I’ll post live video of the proceedings if it is available. The full state Senate approved the bill two weeks ago by a vote of 34-21.

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IL GOP Chair May Lose Job

Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady may lose his job over his support of marriage equality. A handful of GOP bosses have been calling for Brady’s resignation since he came out in favor of same-sex marriage via a public statement in January. Committeemen bristled at the fact that Brady took a public position contrary to the party’s platform, and didn’t notify ...

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IL House Committee Vote: February 26th

The Illinois House Executive Committee will consider the marriage equality bill on February 26th. The committee vote is the next hurdle the bill must overcome on its path to becoming law and needs at least six votes there before it is cleared to hit the full House floor. Advocates are expecting success in the committee, which comprises seven Democrats and ...

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