The gay rights group Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois each plan to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the clerk of Cook County, claiming that not issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the Illinois Constitution.
Activists say they will continue to press lawmakers to legalize same-sex marriage. But these lawsuits mean that the judicial system, and possibly the Illinois Supreme Court, will play a role as well.
This is interesting.
Because the governor has voiced his support for same-sex marriage, it’s unclear whether the state will fight the lawsuit.
And what would a discussion of civil rights be without a passing moral judgment from a representative of the religion that aids and abets the serial rape of small children:
Robert Gilligan, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, said the lawsuits show that the gay rights advocates who fought for civil unions never intended to be content with that law.
“Civil unions afford all the benefits of marriage,” he said. “The justification for passage of civil unions was to get all those legal rights. But we had said all along that civil unions weren’t the issue and that same-sex marriage was really the issue. This clearly proves our point, that really what they want is marriage.”
The only reason Catholic leaders aren’t the subject of a RICO investigation, and behind bars, if because far too many politicians fear their political power. I’m not sure why anyone should care what a Catholic leader thinks of the morality of anything until that church comes clean about its serial rape of America’s children.