It was a chilling, drizzly mid-day that faced Patriots United demonstrators in front of State Rep. Jack Franks’ Route 14 office Saturday.
Led by Jeff Ladd, the one’s wearing rain coats were dressed properly. They cut the wind.
Those gathering were raising awareness of the civil unions bill on the legislators’ agenda in Springfield during the veto session.
Below is a comment from “Notawannabee” below the article announcing the rally. It includes the language being considered by the General Assembly.
This is how our legislators work. This bill ORIGINALLY started out as a bill regarding deceased people and pending litigation against them. NOW IT IS A BILL GRANTING GAY RIGHTS AND CIVIL UNIONS
Back room politics, nothing less.
When many Senators and Representatives read it under the original bill number and think it is OK to vote for it, the sneaky liberal bastards change it to something that does not in anyway resemble the original bill in any fashion.
The original bill number is the same so many think they are voting for the ORIGINAL BILL because they go by Bill Number and are too lazy to double check.
It is also done so the PEOPLE don’t know it’s occurring and can’t rally against it.
735 ILCS 5/13-209
from Ch. 110, par. 13-209
Synopsis As Introduced (ORIGINAL TEXT)
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that when a person dies before an action is filed against him or her, a court may appoint a special representative for that decedent, against whom an action may be brought without opening an estate. Deletes a provision requiring notice to heirs or legatees as the court directs, and provides instead that the plaintiff must notify all known heirs or legatees of the decedent by U.S. mail. Provides that any interested person may be substituted as the special representative for good cause shown. Provides that proceeding under this provision shall not bar the estate from filing counterclaims. Deletes a provision limiting recovery to proceeds of any liability insurance available to the estate. Provides that these changes apply to actions commenced or pending on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act. Effective immediately.
SEE ANYTHING ABOUT GAY RIGHTS OR CIVIL UNIONS IN THIS TEXT?????
THEN MONTHS LATER THEY AMEND IT……………
AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1716
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1716 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
“Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act.
Section 5. Purposes; rules of construction. This Act shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes, which are to provide adequate procedures for the
certification and registration of a civil union and provide persons entering into a civil union with the obligations, responsibilities, protections, and benefits afforded or recognized by the law of Illinois to spouses.
Now the dirty bastards do the switch. Done in both the House and the Senate.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Makes a technical change in provisions concerning the death of a party.
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
735 ILCS 5/13-209
Adds reference to:
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act. Defines “civil union” as a legal relationship between 2 persons, of either the same or opposite sex, established in accordance with the Act. Provides that a party to a civil union shall be entitled to the same legal obligations, responsibilities, protections, and benefits afforded or recognized by the law of Illinois to spouses. Prohibits certain civil unions. Provides that the Director of Public Health shall prescribe forms for an application, license, and certificate for a civil union. Contains provisions regarding: application for a civil union license; certification of a civil union; and duties of the county clerk and Department of Public Health. Provides for dissolution and declaration of invalidity of a civil union. Provides that a marriage between persons of the same sex, a civil union, or a substantially similar legal relationship other than common law marriage, legally entered into in another jurisdiction, shall be recognized in Illinois as a civil union. Contains provisions regarding construction, application, religious freedom, severability, and other matters.
BILL STATUS >>>>> http://tinyurl.com/2worbqj
If the tiny URL works it will take you to the Illinois Web Page BILL STATUS.
It shows how it was introduced as ONE BILL and then when Senators have agreed to the bill by the BILL NUMBER, the BIG switch occurs.
This is the shady, low life; shenanigans that the people in the state house do. Start it one way and then change it to slip something through.
They know it won’t pass in the light of day, so they try a midnight switch.
Routinely a popular bill gets an ADD ON provision that has absolutely nothing with the context of the original bill. Sneaking a unpopular provision through with a good one.
This backroom BS is hoping the people voting don’t read it.
The public is hoodwinked.
This is taking dirty politics to a new level.
As predicted, the Northwest Herald did not cover the demonstration.