Bil Browning

Schakowsky: This is a beginning

Filed By Bil Browning | December 02, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: gay marriage, Illinois, Jan Schakowsky, New Jersey, same-sex marriage, Schakowsky

"This is a momentous day in Illinois and I commend the state House and Senate for taking a historic vote to pass civil unions legislation. With it, Illinois removes some of the most egregious barriers currently faced by gays and lesbians in our state, including the denial of hospital visiting rights to same-sex partners. This is a necessary and very important beginning. While today's vote is a major step forward in eliminating discrimination, I look forward to the day when every couple enjoys full marriage rights."

-- Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) after the Illinois state legislature passed a civil unions law. The governor has promised to sign the bill.


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