TV News LIES

Friday, May 06th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Illinois Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage, Legal Battles Loom in 10 More States

Illinois Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage, Legal Battles Loom in 10 More States

E-mail Print PDF

Marriage equalityIn the latest of nationally sweeping pro-LGBTQ legislation, Illinois governor Pat Quinn signed marriage equality into law today at University of Illinois-Chicago, making his state the 16th to legalize same-sex marriage.

“Marriage equality is coming to Illinois,” Quinn said in a Nov. 7 press release. “I look forward to signing this landmark legislation on November 20 and celebrating a big step forward with the people of Illinois.”

Illinois was nearly the 15th state to pass the law, but Hawaii’s own bill passed its Senate on Nov. 12, and Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed it into law later that day.

“The legalization of marriage for same-sex couples is part of the long history of civil rights movements in the United States,” Abercrombie said in a Nov. 13 press release. “Many people have worked tireless [sic] to make this day possible. This significant piece of legislation is a clear example of people exercising courage, determination and patient perseverance.”

President Obama also expressed support of his home state, Illinois, when the legislation was voted on, in a press release earlier this month. “As I said in my Inaugural Address last January, our journey as a nation is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well,” Obama said.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Officer Captured After Shooting Spree Leaves 3 Dead In Maryland

Officer captured after shooting spreeA federal officer is in custody after allegedly shooting three people dead and injuring three others...

Obama commutes sentences of 58 prisoners

Obama commutes sentencesPresident Obama commuted the sentences of 58 federal prisoners convicted of drug crimes, the White House...

Judge orders gunmaker in Newtown school shooting case to begin turning over evidence

Newtown gun manufacturer has to turn over evidenceA Connecticut judge has shot down the latest attempt by the maker of the Bushmaster AR-15...

U.S. regulators ban e-cigarette, cigar sales to minors

Feds ban e-cigs for minorsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday banned sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!