Gay “Marriage” Bill Scrapped for “Civil Unions” Bill
Gay “Marriage” Bill Scrapped for “Civil Unions” Bill
Written By David E. Smith   |   03.02.09

Homosexual activists abandonded their push for gay so-called “marriage” to focus on the less offensive name of “civil unions.”

Illinois State Representative Greg Harris (D-Chicago), has again introduced a “compromise” bill (HB 2234) to legalize homosexual “civil unions” in our state.

ACTION: This bill will be heard in the House Youth and Family Committte this Thursday. Please call the following members of this committee and ask them to VOTE ‘NO’ on HB 2234. (We need 4 ‘NO’ votes to stop this bill.) Springfield needs to hear from you right away:

Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago)
Chairperson
217-782-3835

Rep. LaShawn K. Ford (D-Chicago)
Vice-Chairperson
217-782-5962

Rep. Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago)
Republican Spokesperson
217-782-1653

Rep. William D. Burns (D-Chicago)
217-782-2023

Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe (R-Chicago)
217-782-8182

Rep. Al Riley (D-Matteson)
217-558-1007

Rep. Dave Winters (R-Rockford)
217-782-0455

Click HERE to download IFI’s White Paper (fact sheet) on the dangers of civil unions.

MORE ACTION: If you believe in keeping marriage from being radically redefined and devolving into something it is not, please send your most generous contribution to Illinois Family Institute today by clicking HERE.

Background – The “M” Word
On February 4th, openly gay State Representative Greg Harris (D-Chicago) introduced a bill to legalize same-sex “marriage” (HB 178). On February 18th — recognizing that gay “marriage” has very little support in the Illinois General Assembly — Rep. Harris introduced a compromise “civil unions” bill (HB 2234).

While the momentum nationwide to protect marriage from homosexual pressure groups is encouraging, homosexual activists decided that the word “marriage” may be too much to ask for at this time. So they have pushing this “compromise” bill that is only different in name.

Make no mistake: government-sanctioned “civil unions” or “domestic partnerships” would undermine our culture, faith, values and traditions just as quickly as legalizing homosexual “marriage.” We must not settle for any counterfeit that would legitimize immoral homosexual relationships, no matter what it is called.

Your secure online donation today will enable us to dig our heels in and protect marriage in the State of Illinois. We will not back down. We will not rest. But we need your contribution to work against this attack on the family.

If liberal lawmakers and homosexual activists have their way in Illinois, the consequences to families and religious liberties as we know it will be devastating. We will not back down now… we cannot.


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If you believe in keeping marriage from being radically redefined by homosexual activists, please send your most generous contribution to Illinois Family Institute today. We are supported by voluntary donations from individuals like you across the state of Illinois. Donations to IFI are tax deductible.


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David  E. Smith
David E. Smith is Illinois Family Institute’s executive director.  He and his wife of 19 years are blessed to be the parents of six young children. David has been interviewed for...
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