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Video: Illinois equal marriage bill sponsor breaks down in tears during vote delay announcement

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  1. Brian M. Workman 1 Jun 2013, 6:31am

    It was very distracting while reading this article that I had to go over several parts more than once due to some very basic editing needs not being met.

    This is sad for Illinois, but hopefully in the future the problem will sort itself out.

  2. Jacpb Dugan-Brause 1 Jun 2013, 9:31am

    Rep. Harris, sponsor, states:

    “Part of that process is the need to have a majority vote to change the law, and when you change the course of history, I believe that should be a substantial majority.”

    Which was lacking? a majority or a ‘substantial majority’?

    I wonder…

  3. Helge Vladimir Tiller 1 Jun 2013, 9:58am

    Beautiful gay , lesbian and transgender firends- brothers and sisters in Illinois- keep up the spirit ! We will be victorious in the end. Remember : Why are we possessed with the ability to cry? That is because tears are beautiful. We shall overcome by showing our feelings – and cry when this is needed. That creates nearness to life itself- ( —please excuse my “clumsy” English.) Many decades since I attended school. Lots of LOVE from Norway !

    1. Thank you , my eyes are tearfull now , a great healing .

  4. What was the democratic support by race, how many white and black members planned to vote against this?

    1. Since Obama, the NAACP and many black leaders and celebrities have come out in support of marriage equality, I don’t think there is much of a racial disparity anymore.

      1. I spoke too soon. I now understand that several black members have gotten pressure from their religious constituents to oppose or delay.

  5. Colin (London) 1 Jun 2013, 1:35pm

    100 times the man I will ever be. Please listen to him. My eyes are full of tears but he can see a way through and I for one admire him so much. Go Sir Go. My best wishes.

  6. Well done sir! Keep kicking their arses until true equality is achieved.

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