The executive board of the Illinois chapter of the AFL-CIO voted
Thursday in favor of a resolution calling on the Illinois House to
approve a gay marriage bill.
The measure stalled in the House after clearing the Senate on
Valentine's Day. Activist hope to approve the bill in the House
during the fall session, but the bill's champion in the House, Rep.
Greg Harris, has signaled he might wait until January before calling
for a vote.
gay marriage bill might not see House vote this year.)
According to the AP, the resolution states that the AFL-CIO joins
faith communities, civil rights organizations, President Barack Obama
and its own unions in supporting “marriage equality legislation
that effectively protects religious freedom.”
The federation of trade unions acted a day before a Cook County
judge is expected to rule on a lawsuit challenging the
constitutionality of Illinois' law limiting marriage to heterosexual
judge to issue gay marriage ruling Friday.)