Illinois Legislature Passes Marriage Redefinition Bill

The Illinois legislature passed a bill this week re-defining the institution of marriage to recognize marriage between “any two persons,” making Illinois the 13th state to recognize marriage between persons of the same sex.

The Catholic Conference of Illinois issued a statement expressing that they were “deeply disappointed that members of the General Assembly chose to redefine what is outside of its authority: a natural institution like marriage.” Citing limited protections for religious institutions and for rights of conscience, the statement went on to state that, “[w]e remain concerned about the very real threats to religious liberty that are at stake with the passage of this bill.” To review the complete statement, click here.

 

 

Posted: November 8, 2013

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