“Civil Unions” (SB 1716) Passes in the Senate
“Civil Unions” (SB 1716) Passes in the Senate
Written By David E. Smith   |   12.01.10

How did they vote?

Thirty-two state senators vote to pass same-sex “civil unions” legislation.

Homosexual activists mustered enough votes to legalize a new category of marriage — homosexual “marriage” — under the name “civil unions” early Wednesday afternoon. Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn has pledged to sign SB 1716 after the state Senate approved it by a vote of 32 to 24.

Seven pro-family state senators had the courage to challenge this anti-family legislation on the Senate floor during debate, including Chris Lauzen (R-Aurora), Dan Duffy (R-Barrington), Kyle McCarter (R-Decatur), John Jones (R-Mt. Vernon), Tim Bivins (R-Dixon), David Syverson (R-Rockford), and William Haine (D-Alton).

State Senators David Koehler (D-Pekin), Dan Rutherford (R-Chenoa), Jeff Schoenberg (D-Evanston), Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights), Heather Steans (D-Chicago), and Mike Noland (D-Elgin) spoke in favor of the bill’s passage.

This bill now goes to Governor Pat Quinn who made a campaign pledge to sign it into law.

See how your state senator voted by clicking HERE.

David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 25-plus-years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes countless...
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