Illinois’ State House is expected today to vote on a civil unions bill, sponsored by gay Rep. Greg Harris (pictured), where supporters say they’ve got the votes to pass it. Also true in the Senate! Even Chicago’s mayoral candidates want this thing! And then Gov. Pat Quinn will sign it! Naturally this isn’t sitting well with Bigotry Inc.
“We’re trying to encourage the people of Illinois to speak out and contact their legislators,” says David E. Smith, executive director the Illinois Family Institute, who notes the timing of the vote: during the lame duck session. Which is just a way for lawmakers who are being pushed out in January to vote with the conscious, not the will of the people! Which, uh, has always been a bad thing?