The Fight for Marriage Equality in the Land of Lincoln

The Fight for Marriage Equality in the Land of Lincoln The Fight for Marriage Equality in the Land of Lincoln is the focus of a new book from Windy City Times writers Kate Sosin and Tracy Baim The book looks at the financial and political pressure from th

  • Title: The Fight for Marriage Equality in the Land of Lincoln
  • Author: Kate Sosin Tracy Baim
  • ISBN: 9781500112073
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Fight for Marriage Equality in the Land of Lincoln is the focus of a new book from Windy City Times writers Kate Sosin and Tracy Baim The book looks at the financial and political pressure from the LGBT community and its allies to pass the marriage equality law in 2013, including heated internal battles and intense heat put on elected officials in the final days of thThe Fight for Marriage Equality in the Land of Lincoln is the focus of a new book from Windy City Times writers Kate Sosin and Tracy Baim The book looks at the financial and political pressure from the LGBT community and its allies to pass the marriage equality law in 2013, including heated internal battles and intense heat put on elected officials in the final days of the legislative session The book also includes than 100 photos from the historic push for marriage, including photos and documents from the 1950s through the 2013 demonstrations Money Votes, Activism These three ingredients were key to the passage of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act on November 5, 2013 in the Illinois House Otherwise known as the marriage equality law, supporters originally felt it would be a slam dunk effort, since the Democrats captured a super majority in the state Senate and House in the November 2012 elections But this is Illinois, and nothing comes without a cost in money and labor S.B 10 did pass quickly in the state Senate, on Valentine s Day 2013 But months of lobbying by pro and anti marriage equality forces left the state s representatives in the House without the courage to vote by the end of the spring legislative session, May 31, 2013 What happened next was a show of force by donors, lobbyists, politicians and most importantly the general citizens of Illinois There were protests, benefits, phone banks, door to door canvassing, lobbying in the Capitol building, and a 5,000 strong March on Springfield for Marriage Equality on October 22, 2013 This book takes an in depth look at the behind the scenes efforts that were enhanced by the grassroots activists taking it to the streets There were surprising opponents and surprising allies in the battle to get marriage for LGBTs in Illinois This book provides a deep look into the inner workings of passing legislation in Illinois It is not always about the will of the people or what is right It often comes down to horse trading, political manipulation, threats and check books It s not quite the simplicity of the song I m Just a Bill from the TV show Schoolhouse Rock But it can be just as fun.

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