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PRESS RELEASE - Illinois Gay Marriage Bill Up in January

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Rick Garcia, Director of Equal Marriage Illinois Project

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Illinois Gay Marriage Bill Up in January

“We are continuing the work of securing the necessary vote.”

December 13, 2012 • Chicago, Illinois –The lead sponsors of the equal marriage legislation that is before the General Assembly may call the bill in January.

“We are continuing the work of securing the necessary votes,” stated Rick Garcia, Director of the Equal Marriage Illinois Project and Senior Policy Advisor of The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA), the leading and largest Illinois Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) civil rights advocacy organization. “We have been working tirelessly within communities throughout Illinois, and continue our aggressive campaign in securing the necessary votes to bring this bill up as soon as possible.  When the 60 votes in the House and the 30 votes in the Senate are there, we will call the bill.”

Rick Garcia, The Civil Rights Agenda’s Director of the Equal Marriage Illinois Project, was the lead lobbyist and organizer for the passage of the civil union legislation in Illinois and is available for interviews.

The Civil Rights Agenda will continue with public forums and in district meetings with constituents to secure and firm up “yes” votes on the marriage bill.  The next Equal Marriage Illinois Forum will be held in Berwyn in conjunction with Senator Martin Sandoval at the North Berwyn Park District, on December 20 at 7pm.

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About the Equal Marriage Illinois Project

This project seeks to gain equal marriage rights for same-gender couples in Illinois through the legislative process.  Rick Garcia is the Director of the Equal Marriage Illinois Project.


About The Civil Rights Agenda

The Civil Rights Agenda's mission is to maintain and increase individual rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) citizens in Illinois through inter-generational volunteerism and community-driven project-based education, statewide coalition and network building, and leadership in supporting underserved communities. Please find us online at www.jointcra.org or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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