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PRESS RELEASE - Marriage Equality Bill Passes Out of Senate Committee

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Marriage Equality Bill Passes Out of Senate Committee

February 5, 2013 • Springfield, Illinois –  Moments ago, the Illinois Senate Executive Committee approved the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act by a vote of 9 to 5. The bill, SB10 - Senate Amendment 1, will now move to the Senate Floor where a vote is expected on February 14.

 

"We are all very excited to see this bill move forward,” stated Rick Garcia, Director of the Equal Marriage Illinois Project and Senior Policy Advisor for The Civil Rights Agenda, the leading and largest Illinois Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) civil rights advocacy organization. “We are looking forward to a full vote in the Senate and we expect it to pass. It should be a very welcome Valentine's Day gift for the thousands of couples and families that are anxiously awaiting the passage of this bill. The momentum continues to build in Illinois."

 


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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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