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The push to redefine marriage in the lame duck session of the General Assembly stalled due to the lack of votes in the Illinois Senate after the Executive Committee approved it on Friday. With only a few days before the new General Assembly begins (January 9th), liberal activists do not have enough votes or time to push it through both chambers.
Instead, proponents are looking ahead to working with the next General Assembly. Reports suggest that State Representative Greg Harris (D-Chicago) will reintroduce the bill as soon as the next General Assembly begins.
With a new General Assembly in mind, we have decided to cancel next week’s Lobby Day. We will reschedule it for another date in early February when the legislative process will be in full swing. The date has yet to be determined.
Thank you for speaking out in defense of natural marriage. Your calls, emails, and visits have really had an influence. That said, as we move into the next session, we must step up the momentum and demonstrate that Illinois is not as liberal as some may think. We need to continue to pressure our legislators, especially new lawmakers.
Please stay tuned for more details.