Today Illinois State Rep. Deb Mell addressed the House regarding legalizing gay marriage in Illinois and specifically spoke about her own engagement to Christin Baker.
Legislation to legalize civil unions passed in the House committee nearly a year ago (yay!!) but apparently 60 votes are still needed to send it to the Senate according the Chicago Tribune article posted on April 28, 2010.
I think it's fantastic that we have such an outspoken female leader and gay rights advocate representing "us" in Illinois. Rep. Mell has even been arrested for protesting her inability to get a (same-sex) marriage license from the Cook County clerk's office (that's my favorite).
Now, may I direct my reader's attention to the Chicago Tribune article, and if you could all just scroll down to the bottom... go ahead... a little further... to the "Comments" section. What the fuck is this bitch Nancy talking about, "Don't we have more important things to worry about?"
I mean REALLY! Equality is really no big deal. Sheesh.