Tag Archives: Illinois

Gay Vs Anti-Gay On Illinois Marriage

From the anti-gay Illinois Review blog.

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Recap: “More victories as a marriage bill clears hurdles in Minnesota. And there’s progress appears likely in neighboring states as well. But soon, constitutional amendments in 30 states could delay any further success for years to come.”

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Illinois Governor Calls For Marriage Vote

“Illinois passing marriage equality into law, I think, sends a great signal to the people of our state and the people of America. So it’s important that Illinois and the House of Representatives get moving. I believe a majority exists to get this bill passed through the House onto my desk so I can sign it into law. We’ve waited ...

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NOM Cheers Pat Brady’s Resignation

“Brady fell into the lie that Republicans do not care about marriage and won’t take vigorous action against those in their party who abandon marriage. Brady has quickly learned his lesson. Other Republicans who are tempted to abandon the party platform on marriage should take note or they will also risk their political careers. The pro-marriage GOP grassroots in Illinois ...

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Headed For A Baker’s Dozen

And all eyes turn to Illinois and Minnesota. Via Memeograph.

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ILLINOIS: Pro-Gay State GOP Head Pat Brady To Step Down Tomorrow

After months of screaming and in-person protests, the hate groups have finally gotten their scalp. The Illinois GOP’s beleaguered party chairman is stepping down because of personal and professional reasons. Top Republican officials have told the Daily Herald that Chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles will announce the move Tuesday morning, effective immediately. Brady declined to comment Monday about the ...

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ILLINOIS: GOP State House Rep. Ron Sandack Booed For Marriage Support

Hundreds of anti-gay protesters gathered Saturday outside the office of GOP state House Rep. Ron Sandack, where they booed him when he bravely took to their stage and declared his intention to vote for Illinois’ marriage equality bill. The Defend Marriage rally was organized by the Illinois Family Institute, a conservative non-profit that opposes Senate Bill 10—the Religious Freedom and ...

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Who’s Next For Marriage?

The Associated Press recaps the states most in play: Delaware: The state’s House approved a bill Tuesday legalizing same-sex marriage on a 23-18 vote. The bill now moves to the Senate. It has the support of Democratic Gov. Jack Markell. Delaware approved same-sex civil unions last year. New Jersey: The Democratic-led legislature is expected to attempt to override Republican Gov. ...

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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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