Gay marriage amendment moves to Senate floor
The Marriage Equality Amendment passed out of committee in the Illinois senate tonight.
The measure would legalize same sex marriage in Illinois. It passed with an 8 to 5 vote, and now heads to the full senate floor.
A rally in support of marriage equality is planned for Saturday at noon outside the Thompson center.
Cook County Clerk David Orr today issued a statement about the legislation that reads in part, “I look forward to quick passage, and to issuing marriage licenses in 2013 to all couples who wish to marry – whether they are gay or straight.”
Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George is urging Catholics to speak out against a same-sex marriage bill.
He wrote a letter asking parishioners to call their state legislators and voice opposition to the legislation.
Cardinal George says civil laws that establish same-sex marriage create a “legal fiction,” and that the state does not have the power to create something that nature itself says is impossible.