Saturday, February 16, 2013

Illinois Senate Democrats advocating marriage equality

From the YouTube video description:
“Several members of the Illinois Senate Democratic caucus talk about same-sex marriage during the Feb. 14 debate of Senate Bill 10, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.”
There are some heartfelt pleas in these speeches. Among my favourite lines were two from Sen. Toi Hutchinson who said, speaking specifically to GLBT parents and their children, “Please know that there are people of faith who see you and hear you.” She then added, quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, “Please know that we understand that a threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Clearly, she gets it.

The final vote for passage was 34-21. The bill now moves to the Illinois House of Representatives.

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