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 in the state, advocates say Sen. Kyle McCarter is simply playing to his base of conservative Republicans. McCarter introduced Senate Bill 2637 to repeal the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which passed last fall, and amend the state’s marriage statute to redefine marriage as between one man and one woman. “[McCarter] knows it’s not going to go anywhere,” said Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), who was he chief sponsor of the marriage equality bill in the Senate. “He’s just doing this to show his constituents.”

McCarter and his wife were financial supporters of an Australian “ex-gay” torture clinic until it got shut down due to grotesque abuses of minors that included exorcisms. The update to this JMG post from February last year might tell you what the real story is regarding the McCarters.