Tag Archives: Pat Quinn

Tweet Of The Day – Equality Illinois

Via Huffington Post: Though Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is not planning to attend Sunday’s massive Gay Pride Parade in Chicago, his presence will still very much be felt — thanks to a giant banner erected by LGBT advocates. Equality Illinois and a number of associated community members and elected officials on Thursday unveiled a two-story banner featuring a ...

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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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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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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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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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ILLINOIS: Gov To Sign Marriage Bill Today

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will sign the marriage equality bill today and according to one report he will sign the bill on Abraham Lincoln’s desk, which Quinn is quietly having shipped from the state capital to his office in Chicago. Oh-em-Jeebus, the Tea Things will scream. I’ll post a live stream of the signing ceremony later today.

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ILLINOIS: Gov. Pat Quinn To Sign Marriage Equality Bill By The End Of The Month

I was expecting the Illinois marriage bill to be rushed to Quinn’s desk last night or at least this morning. But the Chicago Tribune just reported that the signing won’t be right away. The governor said the exact timing depends on when various advocates will be able to get together, saying those who fought so hard for the measure deserve ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Gov. Pat Quinn

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ILLINOIS: Senate To Concur With House TODAY, Governor To Sign Marriage Bill

From Equality Illinois CEO Bernard Cherkasov: I am thrilled to share that just moments ago, the Illinois House of Representatives passed the historic freedom to marry bill! That was the biggest hurdle we faced to secure marriage equality in Illinois. The Illinois Senate, which passed the bill last Valentine’s Day, must now agree with the House version of the bill, ...

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Tweet Of The Day – IL Gov. Pat Quinn

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ILLINOIS: Activists March On Capitol

The Chicago Tribune reports on yesterday’s March On Springfield. Gay marriage supporters flocked to the Capitol grounds by the busload Tuesday, waving rainbow-colored flags and wearing rain-soaked bridal veils to pressure lawmakers to make Illinois the 15th state to legalize same-sex unions. The show of force that police estimated at 3,000 people ran up against the political reality that there’s ...

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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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Quote Of The Day – IL Gov. Pat Quinn

“Marriage equality is coming to Illinois. Now, it’s time to take the next step in achieving full equality.  Let’s pass this bill for marriage equality and let’s do it now.  Our Illinois is not a land of discrimination.” – Gov. Pat Quinn, speaking today in his State Of The State address to the Illinois legislature. The marriage equality bill is ...

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ILLINOIS: Not-Gay Rep. Aaron Schock Reportedly Mulling Run For Governor

According to a just-released poll, gay-friendly Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is the most unpopular governor in the nation. Quinn assumed office after former Gov. Rod Blagojevitch exploded into scandal and bad hair. Quinn then was “legitimately” elected in 2010. Among those reportedly considering a run to challenge Quinn in 2014 is totally not-gay slice of beefcake GOP Rep. Aaron Schock, ...

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Illinois Abolishes The Death Penalty

Yesterday Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed the bill abolishing the death penalty in his state and commuting the sentences of prisoners on death row. Today Amnesty International updated their above map, which is interactive on their site. Among the 35 states still making executions, Texas has almost five times more prisoners on death row than the number two state, Virginia.

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ILLINOIS: Gov To Sign Civil Unions Today

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will sign his state’s civil unions bill today in a 4PM ceremony expected to be attended by a huge crowd. A capacity crowd at a historic downtown Chicago venue? No, it isn’t a concert or even the big game — it’s to watch civil unions become legal in Illinois. When Gov. Pat Quinn signs the historic ...

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ILLINOIS: Civil Unions Vote Today

The Illinois General Assembly is expected to vote on civil unions today and it looks like the vote may be very close. Kevin Wayne reports at Chicago Pride: As the probable Tuesday vote looms, Equality Illinois and The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) continued to lobby legislators in support of the bill late Monday. Both advocacy groups have returned to the ...

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ILLINOIS: Civil Unions On Fast Track

Thanks to the election of pro-gay Gov. Pat Quinn, a civil unions bill may be presented in the Illinois legislature as soon as this Tuesday when lawmakers return after the election break. During the gubernatorial campaign, Governor Pat Quinn said he favored civil unions. “We have legislation in Illinois very close to passage,” said Quinn during an appearance at Market ...

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ILLINOIS: Gay-Friendly Gov. Pat Quinn Triumphs Over LGBT Foe Bill Brady

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was named the gubernatorial winner late this afternoon and state Sen. Bill Brady has conceded. Quinn, who took over after disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevitch got the boot, was strongly backed by Equality Illinois due to his broad support for LGBT rights. (However Quinn favors civil unions over full marriage equality.) Brady had proposed a constitutional ...

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ILLINOIS: GOP Gov. Bill Brady Gets Glee Treatment In Pat Quinn Ad

(Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

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