The Chicago Sun-Times published an editorial that argues for passage of the bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. The ACLU of Illinois is part of a coalition of organizations to help promote the freedom to marry for all Illinoisans. The movement for marriage equality recently gained support from the religious community:

On Sunday, about 260 Illinois clergy and religious leaders joined the fight to legalize gay marriage in Illinois. They came out in a support of the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which its sponsors hope to call for a vote in the state Legislature during the first week in January.

These leaders, who are in the community building business, say legalized gay marriage is just what our communities and families need.

“The very basis of marriage is to protect the family, strengthen our communities and advocate compassion. No couple should be excluded from that,” the clergy wrote in an open letter.

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