(From theÂ Â Gay Liberation Network)
Minutes ago the Illinois General Assembly adjourned for the night without passing SB10, which with the Governor’s signature, would make Illinois the 13th state to enact equal marriage rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.
“It is outrageous that the LGBT community is being used as a political football by Illinois Democrats, that a vote on our rights is going down to the wire like this,” said Andy Thayer, co-founder of the Gay Liberation Network.
“Anyone who knows anything about Illinois politics knows that Speaker Mike Madigan (D) owns the House, with an overwhelming majority.Â He readily whips his caucus into passing giveaways to his wealthy donors while gutting pensions for Illinois workers, passing environmentally devastating fracking legislation, and yet when it comes to equal rights legislation, he can’t muster the political courage to get it done.Â If this bill fails tomorrow in the last day of the session, we will put its failure right at Mike Madigan’s doorstep.”
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