Thursday, February 11, 2010

IL GOP Gov. Candidate Supports Marriage Amendment

GOP gubernatorial front-runner, Bill Brady, proposes changing the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriages

-- From "Ban gay marriages, Republican gov hopeful says" by Dave McKinney, Chicago Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief 2/11/10

The same-sex marriage prohibition would prohibit gay marriages and civil unions.

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From "Meet State Sen. Bill Brady" by Adam Doster, Progress Illinois 2/11/10

If State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) ultimately prevails in the GOP gubernatorial primary, what can voters expect from him this election season? He's telegenic, quick on his feet, and deeply conservative.

State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) flew a bit under the radar this primary season. He didn't raise the most money or garner the most noteworthy endorsements in the crowded Republican gubernatorial field. But as the only candidate who lives south of I-80, he used his name recognition in central and southern Illinois to take the lead. While the final ballots are still being counted, he is poised to win his party's nomination.

. . . The state legislator has denied that humans are contributing to global warming. He only supports abortion in cases where the mother's life is at stake, not in instances of rape or incest. He opposes gay rights across the board, even voting against a 2005 state law banning discrimination against gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment. He opposes any use of taxpayer funds for embryonic stem cell research. And he's supported anti-immigrant legislation that would bar the undocumented from receiving health care, homeownership assistance, college aid, and more.

Brady didn't generate much support from the nascent Tea Party movement in Illinois, even though his resume reads like a Tea Party manifesto. He's certainly going to need to find innovative ways to reach out to independent voters this fall.

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