Now that gay marriage has come to New Jersey there will be a march in Springfield,
Illinois on Tuesday Oct 22nd from 1P-2:30 for gay & lesbian couples right to marry in that state. Leaders from labor, immigration, faith, women's health, business, sports & voting rights movements will join LGBT families, leaders & allies at this equal marriage rally. Governor Pat Quinn will open the March on Springfield for Marriage Equality & he
will be followed by speakers that represent the breadth & depth of the equal marriage coalition in Illinois. All speakers will deliver a common message to Illinois legislators: A majority of Illinoisans support the freedom to marry & the time for marriage equality in Illinois is now. LGBT organizations, families & faith leaders will be joined at the podium by national & regional coalition partners for the 90 minute rally. Families, couples & LGBT youth from groups that are part of the Illinois Unites coalition for equal marriage will also tell their personal stories to the thousands gathered for the March. The coalition, formed by Equality Illinois, Lambda Legal, the ACLU, and The Civil Rights Agenda & almost 100 other organizations is led by John Kohlhepp who will also speak at the rally.
"We march on Springfield to make sure that the voices of people from all over our state are heard loud and clear," the 13 co-chairs of the March on Springfield said in a joint statement. "It is time for Illinois to treat all of its citizens equally, regardless of sexual orientation or gender & we call on the Illinois House of Representatives to pass Senate Bill 10, the Religious Freedom & Marriage Fairness Act, during the fall veto session."
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