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March on Springfield for LGBT rights

March on Springfield for LGBT rights

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 4:00pm

At the start of the "veto session" of the Illinois legislature on Tuesday, October 22, we need to send a powerful message to the politicians – we DEMAND that you pass the equal marriage rights bill NOW!
Equal marriage rights is about far more than just the 1,100 federal benefits that come with it.  It's about whether the government will treat Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people as citizens -- human beings who deserve equal rights with their peers.
Despite polls showing that an overwhelming majority of Illinoisans support equal marriage rights, the legislature -- particularly Rep. Mike Madigan's House -- has dragged its heals on passing the equal marriage rights bill.
Join thousands of others on Tuesday, October 22 in the first big march on Springfield for LGBT rights.  Buses will be going from around the state.  In Chicago, buses will be going from Rogers Park, Boystown, Pilsen and the South Side.  At-cost tickets ($35), reduced cost ($10) and free tickets are available by going to
More information about the rally and march is available at
Don't miss this historic opportunity to make Illinois a state that respects the equal rights and dignity of LGBT people!

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