Tell Your Illinois Senator: SUPPORT Marriage Equality!
The momentum towards marriage equality in Illinois continues! Today, the Illinois Senate returned to Springfield to tackle the issues of the new legislative session and the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Act was one of the first things addressed. On the first day back in session, the Senate Executive Committee once again passed the bill out of committee on a vote of 9 to 5. Now, the bill moves on to the senate floor for a full vote.
Now that the bill has passed committee, Senate President John Cullerton, a leading supporter of the legislation, may call the floor vote within days. Make sure President Cullerton has your senator’s support when he calls the vote on marriage!
Marriage equality is not a fringe issue and all loving couples deserve full access to marriage rights in Illinois. A majority of people in Illinois supports marriage equality, as does Governor Quinn, Illinois Republican Party Chair Pat Brady, hundreds of faith, business and community leaders and President Obama. Nearly every newspaper in Illinois has voiced support for marriage equality in their editorial pages. Tell your Senator TODAY to join the movement and support marriage equality.
HRC is a proud member of the Illinois Unites for Marriage coalition, the broad and diverse coalition working to win marriage equality in Illinois, and with staff on the ground we are working every day with the coalition field team to achieve success when the vote is called in the Senate. Join us today and urge your Senator to support marriage. And after you have done so, urge your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to do so as well.
National Field Director
P.S. If you would like to volunteer with the ongoing effort to pass this bill, please send a message to Lynne.Bowman@hrc.org.