On Valentine’s Day the Illinois Senate, with Governor Pat Quinn’s support, approved Senate Bill 11, the “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.” However, the bill never passed the Illinois House of Representatives. We’ve still got work to do!
On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, we’re joining thousands to March on Springfield for Marriage Equality to show our elected officials in Springfield that Illinois citizens support the right for all to marry the one they love.
October 22 is the scheduled first day of the fall veto session of the Illinois State Legislature. The “March on Springfield” is part of a broad grassroots strategy to secure final passage of Illinois Senate Bill 10, the “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act” already approved by the Illinois Senate and with Governor Pat Quinn’s support. Once adopted, Illinois will become the 14th state, plus the District of Columbia, to treat all of its citizens equally under state marriage laws.
To find out how you can get involved, call the union office at 312-663-4373 or CLICK HERE.