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Illinois Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Repeal Marriage Equality Law

Illinois Republican Senator Kyle McCarter has introduced a bill to repeal the state's marriage equality law which passed last October and takes effect in June, Buzzfeed reports:

MccarterMcCarter introduced Senate Bill 2637 to repeal the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which passed last fall, and amend the state’s marriage statute to redefine marriage as between one man and one woman.

“[McCarter] knows it’s not going to go anywhere,” said Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), who was he chief sponsor of the marriage equality bill in the Senate. “He’s just doing this to show his constituents.”


“This is just politics,” said Anthony Martinez, executive director of The Civil Rights Agenda, an LGBT rights group. “It’s an election year in Illinois and whenever that happens there’s always legislators who introduce legislation that will really go nowhere, but appeals to their base and I think that’s exactly what he’s done here.”

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  1. Another sideshow provided by R

    Posted by: ppp | Jan 22, 2014 10:47:58 AM

  2. No GOP Congress members have anything better to do, do they?

    Posted by: Jack M | Jan 22, 2014 11:22:40 AM

  3. Pathetic.P-AThetic!

    Posted by: disgusted American | Jan 22, 2014 11:25:34 AM

  4. Remember: every time things like this happen, it's really a Republican politician saying "I have absolutely zero understand of how a country's fiscal issues work, I don't understand taxation and healthcare. I *do* know that you people hate gays, so let's just stick to that"

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jan 22, 2014 12:03:50 PM

  5. Why do men who are publicly against marriage equality look like they smoke cock all weekend?

    Posted by: MuchMuchMunching | Jan 22, 2014 12:30:00 PM

  6. Oral Roberts University graduate enough said.

    Posted by: Adam | Jan 22, 2014 1:05:26 PM

  7. This is pandering at it's finest, nothing more.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Jan 22, 2014 2:48:58 PM

  8. Even Republicans should think he's wasting tax dollars and government's time with this.

    Posted by: Fox | Jan 22, 2014 2:58:07 PM

  9. I live in Illinois and will gladly vote for the other guy. Thanks to this idiot for letting me know where he stands.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Jan 22, 2014 4:17:24 PM

  10. So his actions tells the people he's in politics for his own personal gain.

    Posted by: gb | Jan 22, 2014 5:34:51 PM

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