Community members will hold an open meeting in Uptown June 11 on the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, the state's same-sex marriage bill.
The meeting comes after sponsors failed to move the bill, citing a shortage of votes to pass it. The shortfall shocked many both the Illinois Unites for Marriage Coalition and chief sponsor Greg Harris expressed confidence that the bill would be passed before session's end.
Andy Thayer, co-founder of Gay Liberation Network, said he wants to see LGBT Illinoisans demanding their rights, rather than asking House leadership to make change for the community.
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