* A group of social conservative leaders sent Republican state legislators a warning today about state Rep. Ron Sandack. From the letter…
The letter continues…
Although we know it is usually the custom of House members to support colleagues engaged in primary fights, we ask you to take a pass on Ron Sandack. He has disgraced your Caucus and himself by his untruthful behavior.
It was signed by the leaders of Family PAC (Paul Caprio), Eagle Forum of Illinois (Penny Pullen), Illinois Family Action (David E. Smith) and Illinois Family Network (Ralph Rivera).
Going up against Sandack for flip-flopping on them appears reasonable to me.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Sandack. He took a courageous stand on this issue. But he knew what he was getting into when he changed positions.
* And, meanwhile, passing a gay marriage bill would obviously have some benefits for the wedding industry, but I’m not sure it’s enough to make the case for approving gay marriage…
Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie sent a letter to all House members earlier this month saying it’s time to approve legislation legalizing same-sex marriage. The letter follows a push in early September by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak to lure Illinois’ gay couples to wed in Minnesota, which legalized same-sex marriage earlier this year. […]
“Illinois has been missing out on this economic opportunity long before Minneapolis’ mayor unleashed his advertising campaign in our state,” Currie wrote in the letter released Saturday.
Currie said the wedding industry is big business and Illinois is losing millions to states like Minnesota that allow same-sex marriage.