Same Sex Marriage Vigil Scheduled for McHenry Intersection of Routes 31 & 176 Friday Afternoon

A press release from Tree of Life–A Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry County:

Marriage Equality Supporters Plan Friday Roadside Vigil

McHenry—With marriage equality legislation temporarily hung up in the Illinois House of Representatives, local advocates plan to show their commitment and support at a silent roadside vigil this Friday, March 22 from 5-6:30 pm at the Southwest corner of the intersection of Routes. 31 and 120 in McHenry, in front of the ATT store with the yellow awning.

Bill sponsors report that the legislation legalizing same gender marriage in Illinois is a handful of votes shy of passage after clearing the house.

“Undeclared or wavering legislators are coming under enormous pressure from opponents who are mobilizing in Catholic parishes and other churches,” said Patrick Murfin, Chair of the Social Justice Committee of the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry.

“Despite the best efforts of other voices of faith who support marriage justice and the clear majority of Illinois residents who support reform, legislators might not clearly understand the breadth of support this legislation has.”

Members of the Tree of Life Congregation and their partners from Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) will be joined by other concerned residents at the vigil.

Participants will silently line the curb holding simple signs in support of marriage equality in the hopes of bringing their message to as many passing motorists during the busy rush hour as possible.

For more information contact Murfin at 815 814-5645 or e-mail pmurfin@sbcglobal.net.


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Same Sex Marriage Vigil Scheduled for McHenry Intersection of Routes 31 & 176 Friday Afternoon — 3 Comments

  1. Imagine if the crew that protested outside of Jack Franks’ office earlier this month shows up.

    It’d be like the Sharks vs. the Jets under the overpass.

  2. God did not provide Adam with a boyfriend or Eve with a girlfriend. He provided them with each other and told them to go forth and multiply. A + B = procreation. A + A and B +B = recreation. Enough said.

  3. Despite the best efforts of other voices of faith who support marriage justice and the clear majority of Illinois residents who support reform, legislators might not clearly understand the breadth of support this legislation has.

    What sort of facts back up this statement.

    Simple data mining shows most people are, at best, apathetic on this issue.

    There are a few active people on both sides who believe they have a corner on the issue but there is no clear advantage to either in activity or numbers.

    Both sides continue to miss the overarching issue there is no need for legislation at all.

    If the Unitarian Universalists want to marry anyone or anything under their religion they are free to do so.

    To force the rest of our culture to go against thousands of years of tradition because of their religious beliefs is arrogant.

    The legislature needs to table these distractions and move on with the very serious financial business we need them to address.

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