Illinois Gay Marriage Proponents and Protestors Fight on Three Suburbs

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The fight over legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois escalated May 11 as protesters on both sides of the issue targeted three suburban representatives.

For the fourth week in a row, demonstrators yielding signs, banners and speakers faced off over SB 10, a bill that would bring equal marriage to Illinois.

The day saw three different demonstrations, organized by anti-gay group the Illinois Family Institute (IF). Groups of pro-LGBT counter protesters confronted them at two of the rallies.

In Aurora, demonstrators protested outside the office of Rep. Stephanie Kifowit. At the height of that protest, approximately 200 demonstrated against same-sex marriage, while 55 had come to show support for the bill.

Read more at our media partner Windy City Media


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