* Gay marriage advocates began running this ad on black radio stations over the weekend. Rate it…
Woman #1: You know what? It’s not fair that same gender-loving couples can get married in some states, but not in Illinois.
Woman #2: Not in Illinois? That’s not fair.
Woman #1: Nope. And that means same gender-loving couples don’t get treated equally when it comes to family leave in an emergency or Medicare. Listen to what President Obama had to say about it:
Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.
Woman #2: So our President’s out there for marriage equality?
Woman #1: And Michelle, too. Here’s what she said:
In a country where we teach our children that everyone is equal under the law, discriminating against same-sex couples just isn’t right. So it’s as simple as that.
VO: Join President and Mrs. Obama and folks across our community who believe in fairness. Tellyour legislators to pass the religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
Paid for by Illinois Unites for Marriage.
* As subscribers already know, a new head count by the Windy City Times shows pro gay marriage forces within striking distance of passing a bill. Check it out.
* Daily Herald Editorial: It’s time for a vote on marriage equality in Illinois: Promises were made then that a vote would happen during the fall veto session. And no matter which way it goes, it’s time for legislators to go on the record despite concerns about the political calendar. Legislators on both sides of the issue are concerned about potential opponents filing against them in the primary based on this vote. Much has changed, however, in the last few months.
* Buses depart this morning for March on Springfield for Marriage Equality
* Illinois gay marriage rally draws protesters to Springfield
* Poll: By 2-to-1 Illinois Catholic Voters Back Same Sex Marriage
* Thousands expected to rally for Illinois same-sex marriage
* All eyes on Harris as veto session approaches
* Latino community leaders lend support to marriage equality