Tag Archives: Illinois

ILLINOIS: AG Tells All Counties They Can Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan last night issued a letter encouraging all counties to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The letter was sent to the Macon County clerk’s office, in response to a request for legal guidance following a Feb. 21 ruling from U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman. The ruling allows Cook County same-sex couples to get married now, ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “We have a schedule for the appeal of AFER’s victory in Virginia, and it’s moving at a breakneck pace. Plus huge victories this week in Kentucky, Illinois and Texas. A trial continues in Michigan, and we have new polling data in numerous states, and it’s all good news.”

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ILLINOIS: Court Rules That Gay Marriages May Commence In Cook County

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a court has ruled that same-sex marriages may commence immediately in Cook County. The law was due to go into effect statewide on June 1st.  UPDATE: From the ACLU of Illinois. I am so pleased to let you know that a short while ago, U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman ordered Cook County Clerk ...

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IL GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Sued For Sexual Harassment Of Male Staffer

Illinois state treasurer and candidate for governor Dan Rutherford has been sued by a male former staffer for sexual harassment. The lawsuit comes five weeks before the March 18 gubernatorial primary in which Rutherford was seen as the clear runner-up to frontrunner Winnetka venture capitalist Bruce Rauner. The former employee, Ed Michalowski, accused Rutherford of making unwanted sexual advances against ...

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Bishop Thomas Paprocki: Anti-Gay Exorcisms Are Totally An Act Of Love

PREVIOUSLY ON JMG:  In September 2012, Paprocki told his diocese that if they vote for a Democrat, Satan will take their soul. In January of 2013, Paprocki testified against same-sex marriage before the Illinois legislature. Paprocki then ordered all of the priests in his parish to read an anti-gay letter to their congregations.  Also in January 2013, Paprocki defended a ...

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Illinois Hate Group Has The Grammy Sadz

“Beyoncé’s vulgar anti-woman, anti-marriage performance foreshadowed the climactic set piece of the evening: Queen Latifah, long-rumored to be a lesbian, officiated at the ‘weddings’ of 33 couples, many of whom were same-sex couples, while accompanied by the preachy, feckless song ‘Same Love’ by Macklemore and the song ‘Open Your Heart’ by the Dorian Gray-esque Madonna. It was a sorry, sick, ...

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ILLINOIS: GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Repeal Same-Sex Marriage

Illinois GOP state Sen. Kyle McCarter has introduced a bill to repeal same-sex marriage before it even goes into effect. Buzzfeed‘s Tony Merverick points out that McCarter’s bill is going nowhere. With a Senate and House controlled by Democrats — who just voted in favor of marriage equality in November — and a governor who pressed for equal marriage rights ...

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ILLINOIS: Bed & Breakfast Owner Vows To Refuse To Host Same-Sex Weddings

In 2011 a gay couple filed a complaint against the owner of an Illinois bed & breakfast after he refused to host their civil union ceremony. The resolution of that complaint is still pending before the state Human Rights Commission, but with same-sex marriage becoming legal in Illinois this June, the venue’s owner has doubled-down on his vow to refuse ...

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Schock Makes Instagram Account Private

A few days ago John Aravosis posted an AmericaBlog column titled The 7 Gayest Aaron Schock Instagram Posts Of 2013 in which he needled Schock’s famous sense of fashion and devotion to bodybuilding. That AmericaBlog post was referenced in yesterday’s Facebook piece on Schock by CBS reporter Itay Hod. And JMG reader Michael reports that Schock today made his Instagram ...

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ILLINOIS: Terminally Ill Lesbian Marries In State’s First Legal Same-Sex Wedding

Illinois today saw its first-ever same-sex wedding after a terminally ill lesbian was granted permission to marry months before the law goes into effect. When Illinois became the 16th state to legalize gay marriage earlier this month, it was bittersweet for the couple, in their mid-60s. They feared that Vernita Gray might not live until the law would allow them ...

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ILLINOIS: Terminally Ill Lesbian Allowed To Marry Before Law Goes Into Effect

An Illinois judge has ruled that a terminally ill lesbian may marry her partner before the same-sex marriage law goes into effect next summer. County Clerk David Orr said he will comply with the court’s order, handed down Monday by Judge Thomas Durkin. A lawsuit was filed Friday by Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois seeking immediate action for ...

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VIDEO: Watch The Full Illinois Marriage Equality Bill Signing Ceremony

In case you didn’t get to watch it live yesterday, the state of Illinois has posted the full video of  the marriage equality bill signing ceremony. The clip is on auto-play, so turn it down before you click over. (Tipped by JMG reader Thomas)

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Bishop Thomas Paprocki Exorcizes Gay Marriage Demons Out Of Illinois

Above is a page from yesterday’s program at the gay marriage exorcism held in Illinois by Bishop Thomas Paprocki. The head of the Springfield Diocese delivered his remarks to a large crowd of worshippers in the cavernous Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception only blocks from the Capitol, where lawmakers approved the same-sex marriage legislation two weeks ago. “I exorcise you, ...

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Thomas More Society Has The Illinois Sadz

“The bill is called the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. But this act is neither free nor fair for people of religious convictions. Because the general assembly left out specific protections for individuals, businesses, religious organizations, and religious charities, we will have to discover the boundaries of this act through litigation. The idea that free people can be ‘compelled ...

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Red-Caped Catholic Loons On IL Marriage

I was looking for news coverage of this afternoon’s signing ceremony and came across the below clip, which I somehow missed when it went up three weeks ago.  But since we’ve already won, that makes this clip damn enjoyable to watch today.

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LIVE VIDEO: Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill At 4:30 Eastern

Watch history happen right here! UPDATE: The video at the first link is sagging a little bit under the demand. Try this one too. UPDATE: And it’s DONE!

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Porno Pete: So Alone, So VERY Alone

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CONFIRMED: Abe Lincoln’s Desk Is On The Stage And Ready For Gay Marriage

Photo by JMG reader Ed Pratt. The signing ceremony should start within the hour.

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Damage Control From Brian Brown

“Dear Joe, The ball is in our court. Same-sex ‘marriage’ activists have launched an unprecedented assault on marriage over the past 12 months. And in that time, we’ve seen some terrible losses for this cherished institution. But the truth is that these radicals targeted the most liberal of states — states like Illinois and Hawaii where the political situation was ...

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Porno Pete Has The Abraham Lincoln Sadz

“It’s bad enough that homosexual extremists for years have been promoting the preposterous lie that Lincoln was ‘gay.’ Now we see his noble legacy on behalf of Black Americans appropriated by the Left to justify homosexual ‘marriage’ – which has nothing to do with civil rights and everything to do with normalizing a changeable sexual sin. Abe Lincoln had a ...

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