Hearing on same sex marriage delayed in Illinois
A procedural delay is currently holding up an Illinois State Senate committee from holding a hearing on a bill that would legalize same sex marriage in Illinois.
But backers are hoping they’ll be able to move forward tomorrow as legislators convene in Springfield.
In a show of support earlier today, Lt Governor Shiela Simon met with several state legislators and actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson to urge the bill’s passage in Springfield.
If passed, Illinois would become the 10th state to legalize same sex marriage.
There is also strong opposition to the measure.
Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George issued a letter asking Catholics to call their legislators and speak out against the bill.
The Cardinal calls same sex marriage a legal fiction and a violation of natural law.