Monday, June 13, 2011

IL Civil Unions Not Enough; Must Destroy Marriage

Just days after the Illinois same-sex civil unions law took effect, bomosexualists marched in Chicago demanding that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) be trashed.
“We just got civil unions in this state but we’re still not equal. We don’t have marriage equality.”
-- Andrea Crain, Join The Impact Chicago
For background, read Illinois Civil Unions Law, so Now to "Gay Marriage" and also read White House Torpedoed Marriage from Start

UPDATE 8/30/11: Illinois lesbian legislator gets "married" in Iowa

-- From "Chicago Gay Marriage Rally: LGBT Activists March For Equality In Boystown" by Joseph Erbentraut, Huffington Post 6/13/11

The rally was intentionally scheduled just over a week after Illinois' new civil union law became effective. The law allows same-sex couples and others to enjoy the benefits associated with marriage within state boundaries. Outside of Illinois, however, a discrepancy continues due to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), legislation passed under the Clinton administration in 1996 that strictly defines marriage, from a federal perspective, as between one man and one woman.

Judy Heithmar, a member of Join The Impact Chicago (JTIC), one of the organizations sponsoring the rally, told Huffington Post Chicago countering the recent "hoopla" that painted the civil union passage as an achievement of equality for the LGBT community was a major motivation behind putting on the event.

Ryne Poelker, a speaker representing both JTIC and the International Socialist Organization, encouraged protesters to resist the urge to be patient in waiting for progress on the repeal of the DOMA law and called for continued engagement with the issue.

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From "March through Boystown, Wrigleyville calls for marriage equality" by Gary Barlow, Gay Chicago 6/13/11

Along with Join The Impact, the Gay Liberation Network, LGBT Change and Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago sponsored the rally and march . . .

“While civil unions is absolutely welcome and awesome, it’s definitely far from over,” said Anthony Martinez, of LGBT Change and The Civil Rights Agenda. “Civil unions are not equal. …We need to get to the point where we are full citizens of this state, and that is full marriage equality.”

Lauren Fleer, of Join The Impact, said despite civil unions becoming legal in Illinois June 1, she and her partner of nine years traveled last week to Iowa to wed, one of five states where gay, lesbian and bisexual couples have full marriage equality. Fleer said the difference between marriage and civil unions is important.

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Also read, Christians: Reverse Gay Agenda in Illinois Law