CA Supreme Court upholds Prop 8

Just a short while ago the ruling from the California Supreme Court was released regarding the legality of Proposition 8.

Prop 8 was the initiative placed on last years ballot in California to change the definition of marriage in the California Constitution as "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California"  Sadly Prop 8 passed with 52% of the voters agreeing to the marriage definition, and thusly making same-sex marriage illegal.
The California Supreme Court voted today, 4-3 to uphold the passage of Prop 8 and make same-sex marriage in California illegal.  Although, within the ruling they have stated that the 18,000 same-sex marriages that are already on the books - can remain, but future marriages are considered illegal.
Now that California has had it's say, it's time for us to continue on here in Illinois.
Illinois House Bill 2234 Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act is set to go to the full Senate today or tomorrow and give Illinois a much needed Civil Union law.
CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE and tell them to vote YES on HB2234 and that you support Civil Unions!
 
  • Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago, 217-782-3835
  • Rep. LaShawn K. Ford (D-Chicago), 217-782-5962
  • Rep. Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago),217-782-1653
  • Rep. William D. Burns (D-Chicago), 217-782-2023
  • Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe (R-Chicago), 217-782-8182
  • Rep. Al Riley (D-Matteson), 217-558-1007
  • Rep. Dave Winters (R-Rockford), 217-782-0455

You can also make a stand by heading over to the Center on Halsted at 7PM this evening for a Protest against the ruling of Prop 8 in California.
  • What: Day of Decision Rally
  • When: Tuesday, May 26 - 7PM
  • Where: Center on Halsted - 3656 N Halsted

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