Six members of the Illinois congressional delegation sent a letter in support of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act to the Illinois General Assembly today.
The bill, SB 10, was approved
by the House Executive Committee last month and awaits a vote by the
full House. The Illinois Senate approved it on February 14 and Gov. Pat
Quinn says he will sign the bill, if passed.
“Illinois will be
stronger when we allow all loving and committed couples the chance to
care for and protect one another through marriage,” said U.S. Rep. Mike
Quigley (D, IL-5) in a statement. “Most Illinoisans believe we should
not impose second-class status on one group of citizens – and they
believe that government should treat all families with equity, fairness
and respect… Please join us in being on the right side of history – and
vote to include all Illinoisans in the freedom to marry.”
addition to Quigley, other members of the Congress that have signed the
letter include U.S. Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D, IL-04), Danny Davis (D, IL-07), Tammy Duckworth (D,
IL-08), Bill Foster (D, IL-11), Jan
Schakowsky (D, IL-09), and Brad Schneider (D, IL-10).