Competing marriage rallies to target pro-gay Republican
Wed. May 1, 2013 6:04 AM by GoPride.com News Staff
lgbt supporters outnumbered opposition in aurora
Republican Rep. Ron Sandack is a 'yes" vote for marriage equality
"It's a question of freedom, fundamental fairness and equality under the law," Sandack told Windy City Times. "Those are core Republican and pro-family concepts."
Gay rights advocates have successfully countered IFI demonstrations targeting state reps., including 83rd Dist. Rep. Linda Chapia LaVia of Aurora.
"It is incredibly important to counter the hate mongering and hatred that the Illinois Family Institute has been spewing against our families," said Anthony Martinez, Executive Director of The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA). "After all, IFI is designated a hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center."
Saturday's pro-gay counter-protest, which is co-sponsored by the Gay Liberation Network and TCRA, will be held outside Sandack's Downers Grove office, 633 Rogers St. at 10:30 a.m. May 4.
"This will be a peaceful protest and we hope that families and community members who are supportive will join us in showing the community of Downers Grove that this vote affects people personally and it is the right thing to do," Martinez told ChicagoPride.com.
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