LIVE AND LET LIVE!
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - Peaceful Rally outside of Rep. Ron Sandack's office in Downers Grove, Illinois
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Peaceful Rally outside of Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia's office in Aurora, Illinois
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - MARCH ON SPRINGFIELD FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY in Springfield
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Rally in the Boystown neighborhood of Chicago at Halsted & Roscoe
Doing my part as a strong ally of the LGBT community...
My personal thoughts about the LGBT community is I do not accept you...I love you...UNCONDITIONALLY! Acceptance is too close to tolerance in my opinion. In order to fully embrace the LGBT, and any human being for that matter, is through an effortless flow of unconditional love, which leads to respect and everything else that is positive. When you accept someone, it is by choice; but when you allow the pure source of love to come through you, there is no choosing, it just is. It doesn't have to be forced or cajoled into action; it comes as naturally as breathing. Yes, we are different in many ways, but in many, we are the same. We all have feelings and needs, goals and desires. To borrow from a famous Beatles tune, "I am he as you are he as you are me and we are altogether." Each day that more people will have moved through the channels of intolerance to tolerance to understanding to acceptance, and finally to just love, the world will be a more magical place.
LOVE IS SUPREME!
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If you have questions as to what the new law "Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Marriage Fairness Act" means for you and to those couples who are already civilly united, follow these links for some answers: http://lambdalegal.org/publications/il-marriage-faq and http://issuu.com/eqil/docs/marriage_rights#
This country was born, so that every man, woman and child be FREE and afforded the same liberties and rights. Free to live their lives as they see fit. Free to share their love in a legal partnership with their significant other knowing they will always be protected and safe, especially during those unexpected events life may throw their way allowing them to stay by each other's side through it all. LGBT couples have finally been afforded the right to legally marry, if they so choose, in the state of Illinois. As of June 1, 2014, all couples desiring to be married are able to apply for a marriage license at the county clerk's office in which they plan to be wed!
“Marriage is not Holy Matrimony. Holy matrimony is religious. It happens in the Church. Its sanctity is defined and can be defended. Marriage is a social and legal contract that provides rights, obligations, privileges, and protections that are not afforded to those who are unwed. Unlike holy matrimony, marriage is a civil right. To deny civil rights to our own citizens is, quite frankly, the most un-American thing we can do.” ~ The Reprimand Project
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." ~ Socrates
Illinois has made the right move where we can proudly say we chose to be on the "right side of history" by turning away from the old, dogmatic ways and starting anew with an open and loving heart toward all mankind no matter their choices in their personal lives in regards to marriage equality.
Thank you, Illinois, for "building the new."
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - GOVERNOR PAT QUINN SIGNING EVENT OF THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM & MARRIAGE FAIRNESS ACT at the UIC Forum
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - COMMUNITY VICTORY RALLY in the Boystown neighborhood of Chicago at Halsted & Roscoe