LGBT families, organizations rally in the capitol

Fri. May 31, 2013 3:15 PM by Windy City Media Group

marriage equality supporters rally in springfield

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Springfield, IL - More than 100 equal marriage supporters poured into the state capitol building May 31, as the Illinois House appears poised to vote on the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. The bill would grant same-sex couples equal marriage rights.

LGBT leaders appeared confident as LGBT families and organizers were invited into Speaker Mike Madigan's box in the House chamber.

LGBTs convened in the capitol rotunda with banners and flags to show their support for the bill and urge a vote.

The group sang patriotic songs like "This Land is Your Land" and "God Bless America."

Speakers included bill sponsors Kelly Cassidy, Sam Yingling and Ann Williams.

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