A Cook County judge is expected to make a ruling today, on whether a same sex marriage ban in Illinois is constitutional.
A lawsuit seeking to legalize same sex marriage got opposition from five downstate county clerks.
Twenty-five gay couples initiated the case because they want the legal right to marry. Cook County’s top prosecutor and the Illinois Attorney General say the ban violates the state constitution.
The hearing begins at 11 o’clock.
Looks like a busy Friday.
* Meanwhile, the Catholic Conference of Illinois is gearing up. From a press release…
The Catholic Conference of Illinois is promoting a “Defend Marriage Lobby Day” scheduled for Wed., Oct. 23 at the Capitol in Springfield.
Efforts to change the state’s legal definition of marriage from “between a man and a woman” to “between two persons” dominated the legislative session last year.
Senate Bill 10 passed the Senate in February, but was not called for a vote in the House by the May 31 deadline because it lacked the votes needed for passage.
The legislature will meet for its fall session on Oct. 22-24, and Nov. 5-7. There is always the possibility that SB 10 could be called for a vote in the House.
That’s why the Catholic Conference of Illinois is promoting a “Defend Marriage Lobby Day” on Wed., Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Capitol in Springfield. Download a flier about the day here. […]
The “Defend Marriage Lobby Day” is sponsored by the Illinois Family Institute.
*** UPDATE *** Tony Arnold and I presume others will be covering the 11 o’clock hearing. Here’s a ScribbleLive feed…