Columbia Attorney Christine Kiefer got married to her same-sex partner in Iowa and is now seeking a divorce. She says there appears to be just one option.
“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.
Activists and supporters frustrated that Illinois still hasn’t legalized same-sex marriages demanded swift action during a rally Tuesday at the state Capitol, as lawmakers returned to Springfield to deal with several other weighty issues.
Hundreds turned out for the “March on Springfield,” with many waving signs and flags.
The protestors contend that baseball fans are worshiping false idols by watching baseball when they should instead be worshiping God and mourning their sin.
The Illinois Senate approved the measure last February, but the measure has stalled in the House. About a dozen votes are still needed.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois has hired Pat Brady’s lobbying firm to push for same-sex marriage legislation in the Illinois House of Representatives.
The state’s high court heard arguments in February on a challenge to a Missouri law that denied survivor benefits to the same-sex partner of a Highway Patrol officer who died in the line of duty.
Supporters of same-sex marriage legalization say they’ll keep pressure on General Assembly.