Civil Unions Aren't Enough!!!
  • Petitioned Illinois State Legislature

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Civil Unions Aren't Enough!!!

    1. Petition by

      Coalition for Justice and Respect(CJR)

We the undersigned believe in civil rights social justice and sustaining freedom. We are residents of the State of Illinois call for the full recognition of families and marriage equality for Lesbian and Gay couples. We call for the repeal of all laws that are obstacles to the full rights of Lesbian and Gay families and for the passage of the Illinois legislators’ bill Civil Unions aren’t enough we call for passage Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Marriage Fairness Act.

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    • Mallory Williams GALATIA, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have a bisexual sister, bisexual best friend, bisexual/gay/lesbian friends/family, and I don't see a damn reason why they cannot have the same rights. You know the words.. "Love is Love", so screw the rest. & by the way, I know this isn't very relevant adding a name of a TV show, but you guys should watch The New Normal. Those guys are the cutest gay couple I've ever seen, even though it isn't real.

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    • Nathan Handy ROCK ISLAND, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am a gay single male and eventually I want my love to be fully recognized. Nobody has the right to tell me that my life is wrong or less then yours. God loves people who do good and help those in their community. Not based on what you do behind closed doors. I could care less about your sex life. Believe me. Why are you so into mine? Do you want me to move to the back of the bus? Drink from a separated water fountain? Use a Gay only toilet at school, work, the mall? You seriously need to get right with god. You are in the wrong. God is about LOVE!

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    • Erin Harper QUAKERTOWN, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Love is love, no matter what the gender of you or your lover is. Nobody's gonna tell me I can't be with the girl I love just because we're both women. There is nothing wrong with 2 consenting adults that love each other getting married. Those who say that homosexuality is unnatural are just fooling themselves since human's AREN'T the only species that practice homosexuality. It's not a choice and it's not the influences in life, it's just the way people are.

      I have a question for all you straight people who think being gay is a matter of choice. When did you decide you were straight? When did you actually sit down and make the decision? "Hmm, do I want straight or gay? I think I'll be straight."Or did you just realize over time that you were straight when you noticed you were attracted to people of the opposite gender?

      And why would people choose to be gay with all the hate and the bigotry direct at them? People who live in countries where homosexuality is punished by death, people who come from families that are very anti-gay and who would disown them, people who live in very homophobic communities. People come from all these situations and end up being gay anyways. Why would someone CHOOSE that?

      And why should they be punished for something beyond their control when it doesn't hurt anyone? It's like punishing someone for being born with a birth defect. You wouldn't, right? Because it's out of their control.

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    • Veronica Drantz, PhD CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Because all Americans should have the same civil rights!

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    • Cynthia Cade CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Civil Unions are not enough. Everyone should have the constitutional right to marry whom they love!

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