The Wikipedia page of Illinois State
Senator Kyle McCarter on Thursday listed him as “a bigot” for
opposing a proposed gay marriage bill in the state.
As the Senate for the first time
considered the marriage bill, McCarter, a Republican, urged
colleagues to vote against the measure.
marriage bill clears Illinois Senate.)
McCarter said passage of the measure
would result in the closure of many businesses in the state.
The bill would “jeopardize freedom
rather than expanding it” because it would “take away the rights
of many,” he said.
Laughter was heard from people seated
in the chamber's gallery when McCarter said that he and his
“sweetheart” had celebrated Valentine's Day at a local eatery
owned by a male gay couple.
“I don't understand that reaction,”
McCarter stated that the restaurant
owner was interested in discussing how to make his business more
successful, not marriage rights.
On Thursday, McCarter's
Wikipedia page stated that he is “a bigot who opposes SB0010, a
bill to allow equal marriage in the state of Illinois.”