Director, Equal Marriage Illinois Project
Senior Policy Advisor, The Civil Rights Agenda
312.560.0405 - Mobile
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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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