“A lot of people in the LGBT community, we’re Christians,” says organizer Scott Cross. “We’re people of faith. We’re your neighbors, your friends, sons, daughters, and families.”
The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield this week and supporters of gay marriage hope the House will take up the bill.
At 10 a.m. Tuesday, an Illinois House committee will hold a hearing about offering ADM a ten percent break on utility taxes for three decades as well as an income tax credit.
The 35-21 Senate vote was much less narrow than a 61-57 vote in the Illinois House last month.
“Basic rights such as the right to maintain gainful employment, to access public services and spaces, to access emergency medical care, and the right to vote…cannot be denied”
State Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) says the bill needs to pass as soon as possible, claiming it could be a “gold rush” for Illinois.
Under the current school code in Illinois, schools which teach sex education should emphasize abstinence.
The “universal precaution,” as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health, is to simply assume everybody could carry a blood-borne illness.
One of the amendments would make it a felony for anyone to sell, purchase or transfer a military-style assault weapon.
The measure would force drivers to use hands-free devices or a speaker-phone feature while motoring.