Illinois House Democrats Apologize for Marriage Equality Bill Fizzle

Illinois House Democrats have issued a formal apology to advocates, supporters, and families for not voting on marriage equality last week:

IllinoisLike you, we are incredibly disappointed about what happened Friday in Springfield. But let's not forget something very important: Marriage equality is going to happen.

As a community, we must come together, assess our strategy, and redouble our efforts in the fight for fundamental fairness. This is not the time for us to splinter — for that is exactly what our opponents want.

The more united we are in the coming days and weeks, the sooner the bill will get passed — and the sooner our dream of full equality will become a reality.

We want to extend our sincerest apologies to the families who rushed to Springfield in the waning hours of session to support equality in anticipation of this historic vote. You have been and continue to be our inspiration and we pledge to fight together until we achieve full equality for all Illinois families.

Signatories include Christian L. Mitchell, Maria Antonio Berrios, Greg Harris, Kelly M. Cassidy, Deborah Mell, Sam Yingling, Lou Lang, Sara Feigenholtz, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Ann M. Williams, Robert F. Martwick, Mike Smiddy,  Robyn Gabel, Barbara Flynn Currie, Heather A. Steans, and Laura Fine.

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