10 Days After Illinois Passed Civil Unions Bill, Equality Illinois Fires Public Policy Director Rick Garcia. He Responds: F*ck You

On Thursday last week around 5pm, a little more than a week after lawmakers passed a civil union bill, Equality Illinois fired its public policy director Rick Garcia. It sounds like Rick isn’t happy! When he went into EI chief Bernard Cherkasov’s office for a regular meeting, Cherkasov told him, “Your services are no longer needed and we are terminating you now.” Garcia says he replied: “Fuck you.” He then refused to leave, and was escorted from the office by police.