Illinois could become the fourth state this month to legalize same-sex marriage. The Minnesota legislature approved it Tuesday, and the governor there is expected to sign it today.
SB10, or the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, has already passed the Senate, but hasn’t been called for a vote in the House.
The bill’s chief sponsor in the House, Rep. Greg Harris, said he will call the bill when he has the 60 votes needed for passage. He promised that when it is called, it will pass.
When asked if that meant this week, he answered that it will be very soon, and that the number of supporters is climbing.
“We’re very close,” Harris said. “And I think people need to look at what our sister state Minnesota did yesterday, what Rhode Island and Delaware have done. In the last week, they’ve extended equal marriage rights to all citizens, and protected religious freedoms. It’s time for Illinois to step up.”
Many opponents have said their constituents have made it clear that they need to vote no.
“I’ve gotten like 70 phone calls, e-mails, letters, in support of, and over 3,000 against,” Rep. Wayne Rosenthal (R - Litchfield) said. “I’m in a pretty, really, conservative district, and I share those values.
It’s coming before the end of the month!
When he held that seat the first time, he voted that President Bill Clinton should be impeached and thrown out of office for having an affair and lying about it. Now Mark Sanford is back, that’s who they picked.
Remember there were sixteen different Republicans in the primary for this seat and they picked this guy. Congratulations, Mark Sanford. Congratulations, Republican Party.
Best wishes for continuing with the whole crusading family values agenda thing."
in my history class, we were watching a video on the industrial revolution and the labor unions that arose, along with the different ideologies that were created during that time
and this old historian with a guitar said that the theme song for the Industrial Workers of the World was “Solidarity Forever”, and then the old man started singing it and it was just out of the blue
and then I started singing along (because the tune is pretty known lol) and my classmate behind me started dancing to it in his seat
my teacher said “It looks like we’ve got some socialists in the back!” and I was like “MY COVER’S BEEN BLOWN” it was hilarious