With Illinois's equal marriage rights bill running out of time in the current fall veto session gay activists will picket the lead sponsor of the bill gay Representative Greg Harris on Saturday Oct 26th as the veto session reaches its half-way point. The main demand: a party-line vote in favor of the bill by the Democratic Caucus, which holds a super-majority in Illinois's House of Representatives. The protest is sponsored by the Chicago-based Gay Liberation Network (GLN) & will be at 2P in front of Harris's district office at 1967 W. Montrose Avenue, Chicago. GLN has been publicly targeting the Democratic caucus & especially House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago), for the failure of the bill, SB10 during the spring session & its uncertain fate in the current session. Andy Thayer GLN Co-Founder stated, "Because Speaker Madigan is so powerful, controlling access to jobs & contracts, most organizations are afraid to take him on and bluntly place blame where it's due. Madigan controls the House as surely as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel controls the City Council. When Madigan has wanted a party-line vote for far less popular measures, like gifts to the wealthy & well-connected, he's had no problem ramming them through the House. Like it or not & mostly not, that's the way that politics works in this state." Last Tuesday thousands demonstrated for marriage equality in Springfield. GLN's Thayer was also a speaker at the main rally.
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