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February 15, 2013 - Friday

Greetings from Family Research Council!

We wanted to share the following information with you from our friends at Illinois Family Institute. If you have previously received this message, please simply disregard this second contact. We did, however, want to make certain that you, your friends, and your neighbors would be aware of this very critical information.

We encourage you to join Illinois Family Institute in making your voice heard today!


Counterfeit Marriage Legislation Passes in Illinois Senate

Thirty-four state senators in the Illinois Senate cave in to pressure from the homosexual lobby.

Despite an outpouring of calls, emails and faxes against redefining marriage and family, lawmakers in the Illinois Senate passed SB 10 on Wednesday afternoon by a vote of 34 to 21 with 2 voting present.

Five pro-family lawmakers, Senators Tim Bivins (R-Dixon), Dan Duffy (R-Barrington), William Haine (D-Alton), Dale Righter (R-Mattoon), and Kyle McCarter (R-Vandalia), had the courage to challenge this anti-family legislation on the Senate floor during debate while seven Democratic lawmakers made emotional manipulative appeals for the bill's passage. Surprisingly, Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) was the only Republican to speak in favor of this anti-family legislation.

IMPORTANT: This bill now moves over to the Illinois House where it is short the votes necessary to pass.

This is why our Defend Marriage Lobby Day on February 20th is so important! If we hope to defeat this bill in the Illinois House and maintain a sufficient level of opposition to this proposal, we must have a strong showing next week. Read more about this lobby day HERE. We need you to show up and send a clear message to state lawmakers in the Illinois House that Illinoisans will NOT allow marriage to be destroyed! We can stop this!

To see how your state senator voted, click HERE.

Take ACTION: If you haven't yet sent an email or a fax to your state representative - it is time to speak up now! Click HERE to let them know what you think.


Thank you for standing with us and Illinois Family Institute to protect and defend Faith, Family, and Freedom!