CHICAGO — An Illinois Catholic leader says that the state’s failure to advance a “gay marriage” bill is a significant victory for grassroots activism, but more action is needed to ensure it never passes.
“We need to redouble our efforts to contact lawmakers and express opposition to that bill. Not only that, but we also need individuals contacting other people in districts,” said Robert Gilligan, executive director of the Illinois Catholic Conference.
Gilligan said the bill wasn’t defeated outright on the evening of May 31 before the local House of Representatives adjourned. Rather, the deadline was extended to vote on it. The bill could be heard in a potential special summer session...READ MORE