HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Gender & Orientation » LGBT (Group) » 2 Illinois county clerks ...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:36 PM

2 Illinois county clerks receive permission to defend state’s gay marriage ban in court

Source: Associated Press

2 Illinois county clerks receive permission to defend state's gay marriage ban in court

By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 11:53 AM

CHICAGO — Two Illinois county clerks have received permission to defend the state’s gay marriage ban in court.

Effingham County Clerk Kerry Hirtzel and Tazewell County Clerk Christie Webb on Tuesday got the OK to intervene in the lawsuit filed in Cook County by 25 gay and lesbian couples. They stepped forward after Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan refused to defend the 16-year-old ban, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

-snip-

The Thomas More Society is representing the clerks.

-snip-


Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/2-illinois-county-clerks-receive-permission-to-defend-states-gay-marriage-ban-in-court/2012/07/03/gJQAnrvpKW_story.html

11 replies, 1223 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 11 replies Author Time Post
Reply 2 Illinois county clerks receive permission to defend state’s gay marriage ban in court (Original post)
Eugene Jul 2012 OP
Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2012 #1
xchrom Jul 2012 #3
closeupready Jul 2012 #5
xchrom Jul 2012 #6
dbackjon Jul 2012 #8
RetiredTrotskyite Jul 2012 #9
truebrit71 Jul 2012 #2
dbackjon Jul 2012 #7
truebrit71 Jul 2012 #10
dbackjon Jul 2012 #11
Fearless Jul 2012 #4

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:44 PM

1. I hate Illinois red-necks.

Good old Tazwell County. Home of Pekin (the county seat).

My boyfriend is from Pekin. A former "sundown town". They had a sign up that said "N--gers Out of Town by Sundown".

The high school mascot, until the '80s, was The Pekin Chinks. Rickshaw hats and all. Of course, my boyfriend's tea-bagging sister joined the vigorous protests to change the name. She also is against gay marriage even though she supposedly LOVES her brother and I.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:51 PM

3. I'm from Peoria - I know the area.

A backwards wasteland.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to xchrom (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 03:37 PM

5. Outside Chicago, the whole state is kind of gross, IMO.

Maybe an exception here or there - Urbana, maybe? The northwest corner?. But that's about it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to closeupready (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 04:16 PM

6. People think the south is bad.

And I'm not really talking about overt racism or anti lgbtiq bigotry - though that exists too - it's just so DEAD there.

It's like like some weird Void exists down state.

If you don't make plans to get out of there - you just become like every body else - diminished some how - less alive & interesting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to closeupready (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 05:02 PM

8. It is not THAT bad

Grew up in Central Illinois - family has farmed there since the 1840's.

Granted, I moved away But not the complete wasteland being portrayed.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to xchrom (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:21 AM

9. Yeah. So Were My Ex-In-Laws

Evertyhing I know about Peoria and Pekin, etc. I learned from them...none of it good. Just pititful these rubes are allowed to do this crap. What other group of people gets treated like this and then gets told those that are doing this shit to them actually "love" them?!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:50 PM

2. What am I missing here, I thought Gov Quinn signed a law okaying gay marriage recently?

...Did I hear that wrong?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to truebrit71 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 05:01 PM

7. Civil Unions are now legal

Separate but unequal.

Couples are trying to get REAL marriage, not the half-baked shit that civil unions are

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dbackjon (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 02:55 PM

10. Gotcha...thanks for the clarification...

...would a ruling in favor of these bigots bugger civil unions as well. or just 'marriage'..?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to truebrit71 (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 05:41 PM

11. Just marriage

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 02:30 PM

4. Assholes! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread