The Illinois Family Institute continues to be the top group standing in the way of equality in the Land of Lincoln. The IFI also continues to show that its true agenda goes far beyond our ring fingers: [IFI] Hey, Illinois...
In the Land of Lincoln (and Obama), marriage equality supporters are upset about today's legislative failure but ready to fight on. read more
If Abraham Lincoln were alive today, he would surely deliver "The Springfield Address" that goes something like this.
A few of the Illinois marriage equality supporters headed down to Springfield for an 11 am rally in hopes that today is the day the Land of Lincoln becomes the 13th state to offer the freedom to marry, via Illinois...
May 20On this day. 1862: President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, giving 160 acres of land to family farmers ("homesteaders"). It was the first of a series of U.S. laws that gave an applicant ownership of land (called a "homestead") at little or no cost. Show More Summary
The Illinois Family Institute is the official organization lobbying against marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln. Here now, more evidence of how deep their animus runs. Hit it, Peter LaBarbera:
Dominic Cooper must really be a fan of vampire movies because he’s following Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter with Dracula, a Universal pic which already stars Luke Evans. Cooper would co-star. Reports say that Sarah Gadon is also on board with … Continue reading ?
New England is now officially the gay-friendliest place in all the land. Rhode Island became the 10th state to legalize gay marriage today following a 56-15 vote by the House of Representatives. Gov. Lincoln Chafee will sign the legislation...Show More Summary
Those opposing marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln give legislators another reason to stand against the harshness that has come to define their side of the debate. This time, gay acceptance corrupts the family and degrades the human person:...
Once upon a time, not so long ago, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) owned a whole bunch of different auto brands. There was Jaguar and Land Rover and Volvo and Mazda and Mercury and Lincoln and even James Bond’s favorite ride, tiny British supercar maker Aston Martin. They’re all gone now, sold off during Ford Motor [...]
Actor Michael Pare (The Lincoln Lawyer, The Virgin Suicides) has officially been cast as the lead role of Thomas in John Fallon’s upcoming feature length directorial debut The Shelter. In the film, “On a star filled night, widower and homeless man Thomas (Michael Pare) finds shelter for the night when he falls upon a vast [...]
The letter is dated from 12/12, but the Illinois Family Institute just uploaded it to its own server for easy distribution. It's just more evidence of how far beyond marriage the Land of Lincoln's top "protect marriage" group truly wants...
Nearly three years after an exotic meat supplier in Illinois made headlines by selling lion meat to an Arizona restaurant, a lawmaker in the Land of Lincoln is introducing legislation that would make it illegal to breed, import or export from the state, or buy or sell lions for the purpose of slaughter. [via WBBM] … [More]
By Jacob Combs 1000px-Seal_of_Illinois.svg Marriage equality still faces one major test before it becomes the law of the Land of Lincoln later this year: a full vote in the state House of Representatives. A proposed bill passed the state Senate 34-21 and later was approved 6-5 by a House committee, and Gov. Pat Quinn, a [...]
The biggest cuts to Illinois would be in federal grants and spending as a part of state revenue. The Land of Lincoln is among the five states that would be hit hardest if the budget cuts go into effect. [ more › ]
The following comes from the official Twitter account of the Illinois Family Institute, the organization trying to stop civil marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln. Note the two retweets of Bryan Fischer's reliably hostile views: @profamilyIL That our constitutional...
If an extraterrestrial landed on Earth, “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Django Unchained,” “Lincoln,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty” each would be an excellent introduction to the American character. In the aggregate, they make up a composite portrait of the country.
In light of Michal Lind’s fantasy about the South, another indicator of how wrong he is: State Farm, the nationally-known insurance chain headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, has apparently had its fill of “The Land of Lincoln’s” confiscatory taxes. The 800 million dollar company is reported to have purchased “substantial workspace” in the Dallas, Texas area. [...]
The National Rifle Association's chief lobbyist in Illinois said the gun rights proponent would not compromise on their demand to allow concealed carry on public transit in the Land of Lincoln. [ more › ]
A new Crain’s/Ipsos Illinois poll shows that opposition to marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln is at an all-time low. While 50 percent support the same-sex marriage bill advancing through the state legislature, only 29 percent are committed to opposing it, while another 20 percent don’t know or have mixed feelings. Supporters also support [...]