<em>Chicago Sun-Times</em>: It's time to authorize civil unions in Illinois

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March 27, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

From the Chicago Sun-Times: "The path to civil unions in Illinois faces some rough spots. It's not something conservatives want to budge on. But with an Illinois House committee's approval last week of legislation that would allow such unions in this state, same-sex couples are a step closer to joining those in four other states who enjoy the same legal benefits as married couples...

... 'Illinois views same-sex couples, some together for decades, as strangers under the law,' said Jim Bennett, director of the gay advocacy group Lambda Legal's Midwest Regional Office. You don't have to be a proponent of gay marriage to recognize how wrong that is. Couples should be allowed to care for each other no matter what their sexual orientation -- not in opposition to the law, but with its full support."

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