It felt like my rights were being ripped out right from underneath me. Same-sex marriage was banned by statute inbut has since been legalized in Novemberafter a law allowing such marriages was signed by then-Governor Pat Quinn on November 20 and went into effect on June 1, I would remind you that a long list of clergy and religious groups have forcefully spoken out against this Bill. Inlegislation to repeal the state's recognition of same-sex civil unions was introduced in the House of Representatives, but was not considered by the House. Retrieved February 21,
The panic defense issue is especially troublesome, says Kreis.
Protections for sexual orientation and gender identity see below. The bill was signed in May The area often has been ahead of the curve.
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