The blog Joe. My. God. posted about the ACLU of Illinois' joint case with Lambda Legal and the recent filing of a motion for summary judgment in the marriage case. While the U.S. Supreme Court has recently ruled portions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, action is needed to bring the freedom to marry to Illinois.
Wednesday's Motion for Summary Judgment will be supported by friend-of-the-court briefs on behalf of numerous organizations including the Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund (MALDEF), The Chicago Bar Association, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, and The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law by attorneys Paul T. Fox, Gregory E. Ostfeld and James P. Madigan of Greenberg Traurig, LLP and on behalf of faith leaders across the state of Illinois, by attorneys Alexandra K. Block, Edward W. Feldman, and Nury A. Siekkinen of Miller Shakman & Beem, LLP, in support of marriage for same-sex couples.