Thirteen African-American pastors and religious leaders gathered in Chicago this week to express their support for the freedom to marry, writes Tina Sfondeles of the Chicago Sun-Times. The pastors urged support for Senate Bill 10, in the Illinois House of Representatives.
“Discrimination is wrong no matter who the target is. . . . This is about equality and justice,” said the Rev. Richard Tolliver, pastor of St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church on the South Side. “This is a matter of equal protection under the law for all citizens. This is not a religious issue.”