"Law professors on both sides of the marriage issue agree that Senate Bill 10 provides the worst religious liberty protections of any same-sex marriage bill in the country. SB 10 will force religious people and organizations into years of legal fights, likely against the Illinois government, to defend their rights to practice their faith. SB 10 would make Illinois the most hostile state in the country to the religious freedoms of people of faith. SB 10 would generate years of litigation and cause those who faithfully practice their religion to be mislabeled as 'discriminators,' stripped of government benefits, and subjected to fines and penalties simply because they abide by their sincerely held beliefs. Legal scholars have urged on a bipartisan basis that SB 10 in its current form be rejected. Illinois legislators should heed this bipartisan call." - Peter Breen
, senior counsel of the Thomas More Society, which is "defending natural marriage" in cases brought on behalf of downstate county clerks.
Labels: bigotry, Illinois, LGBT rights, marriage equality, religion, Thomas More Society