Skip to comments.Couples sue Illinois over gay marriage issue
Posted on 05/30/2012 10:43:38 AM PDT by massmike
More than two dozen gay and lesbian couples filed suit Wednesday against the state of Illinois because they cannot get married.
While civil unions are legal in Illinois, gay marriage is not. Gay couples can only apply for a civil union.
Some said they hoped to change that with two lawsuits that include more than two dozen couples from the Chicago area, Bloomington and Marion.
The couples will argue it is unconstitutional for the state to deny them the right to marry. They hope their fight will make it all the way to the Supreme Court.
The lawsuits are backed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a New York-based gay advocacy group.
Wednesdays lawsuits were filed against Cook County Clerk David Orr because he is the public official charged with administering the law and marriage licenses.
Orr released a statement reading, "I hope this lawsuit is the last hurdle to achieving equal marriage rights for all. I am fully in support of the right for people to marry, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation. Nobody should have to pass a gender test to get a marriage license."
(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...
They can all get married. just not to each other.
At one time--and not a long time ago--the civil union was supposed to be the answer to their "prayers." Now nothing will do except a massive church wedding with the bride(s) dressed in white. Somebody needs to do a quick review of the Tale of the Fisherman's Wife.
Oh great! Another opportunity for some blackrobed judge to tell us citizens that we don’t know jack and they will impose their wisdom upon us.
The Supreme Court is going to have to rule on this homo “marriage” issue sooner or later. That’s why Definition of Marriage needs to become a constitutional amendment.
Government needs to spend trillions so science can make it possible for gays to conceive.
At the very least they should make it impossible for hetrosexuals to conceive. Just to be fair.
Its a matter of Civil Rights.
It’s the ONLY way they can push their perversion.
Can’t they just live together and be happy.
The ‘right to marry’ ???
I don't recall marriage being a US constitutional right. In fact don't recall serving in the military being a constitutional right either. Where is that found in the US constitution? The ERA amendment failed to get passed.
Remember in the late 1970s when libs claimed the ERA would NOT create a right to Same-sex marriage? Now they claim it's been there all along anyway without ERA.
” Remember in the late 1970s when libs claimed the ERA would NOT create a right to Same-sex marriage? Now they claim it’s been there all along anyway without ERA. “
Uh....”situational ethics” or “situational lies” ?
Not true. They can get married. Marriage = union of one man and one woman. The union they want, two men or two women, is not marriage.
And I love my new Fender guitar can I marry it? In fact I love my two newest Fender guitars so can I marry both of them? And yeah I already have a wife, a real woman no less, but that's irrelevant, right. The *goal* is for me to be happy, correct (you putz).
Plus these two guitars are different 'colors' so they're minorities and you can't discriminate on that. (where's my friggen lawyer I'm suing!) I'm In Looooove Mr Orr!
I'm In Looooove Mr Orr!
I just want to marry my dog.
From the CBS story,
he lead plaintiffs, Chicago Police Detective Tanya Lazaro and software analyst Liz Matos, believe the civil unions that became legal in Illinois last year are insufficient.
“It sends a powerful message that these loving relationships are inadequate and undeserving,” said John Knight, the ACLU’s Director of LGBT and AIDS projects.
http://tinyurl.com/cpfeop3 [This link likely short-lived and volatile, since it's a TV-news story.]
Uh, yeah, John, that would be correct.
This is the legal attack Lambda has been preparing for, for over 20 years. This is the big one. This is the one that destroys marriage and removes its solid evidence of heterosexual normality -- which is what this is all about.
Welcome to socialist realism in the world of law.
You evil closet case! Why are you hating on these loving couples (who are more loving, and probably get more every night, than you do, or your parents or grandparents), and refusing to reconcile with their warm wonderfulness?
You need to be re-educated!! Off with your head! You ... you .... medievalist you! You ..... Christian!!
(Etc., etc., etc. -- just trying to get all the memes out there for discussion.)
They don’t really want it limited to 2 people, or even just adults in the long run.
So besides being perverts these people are idiots?
Sue based on what?
They have no “right” to be legally married.
You can’t marry your sister, you can’t marry a child, you can’t marry a dog.
This is the big one, the long-awaited Supreme Court attack on marriage itself, the one that removes marriage as a heteronormal, society-stabilizing institution.
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