Same-sex marriage may become the law in Illinois this summer, without a single vote in the legislature or a single legal argument in court.
The ACLU and Lambda Legal have brought the gay marriage battle to Illinois by filing a lawsuit against the Cook County Clerk seeking to overturn the state’s Defense of Marriage Act and to force him to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
Following an endorsement of gay marriage by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, the Cook County Clerk, Cook County State’s Attorney, and even Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have all refused to defend the Act against the ACLU/Lambda assault. In fact, they’re not just refusing to defend the law — these government officials, despite swearing to uphold the law, have filed papers attacking marriage between one man and one woman.
If an outside party is not allowed to intervene in this case to defend the definition of marriage in Illinois as between one man and one woman, the court will strike down the law, without a single argument being made in court to defend marriage. It is important to note that the Illinois Defense of Marriage Act was passed by overwhelming bipartisan majorities in the state legislature – yet today no elected officials will defend it.
Our friends at the Thomas More Society have stepped in to defend the Illinois Defense of Marriage Act. But they need your help to stop this run around the legislative process by contacting county clerks to urge them to participate as an intervenor to defend the law.
The radical homosexual activists are very good at scaring politicians away from the defense of marriage. The county clerks listed below need to hear from you — they need to hear that you support marriage and you want your clerk to join the effort to stop our marriage laws from being struck down by a judge in Chicago. These clerks need to know that we don’t just want them to say they are pro-marriage — we want them to do something about it!
So here’s specifically what you can do: Contact as many of 101 county clerks as possible (listed below) and tell that lawyers are looking for them to intervene in this lawsuit to defend marriage. They can contact the Thomas More Society directly at: 312-782-1680. The case is rapidly moving toward a conclusion, so the clerks have to act immediately.
Remember, when running for office, some of these clerks spoke out in support of marriage as between one man and one woman. Help these clerks to stand for their convictions by joining in the defense of marriage. Stop activist groups from using the courts to impose same-sex marriage on the people of Illinois.
Make the call today!