A few months ago it seemed all but certain that the Illinois legislature would pass a law legalizing same-sex marriage, but that bill stalled in the House and the current session has now expired, so they’ll have to try again in the fall if it’s going to pass.
A bill to make Illinois the 13th state in the country to recognize same-sex marriage failed to win final approval on Friday before the state legislature adjourns until the fall.
The measure, which the state Senate approved in February, did not come up for a vote in the state House of Representatives before it adjourned. Its chief sponsor vowed to seek a vote on the bill later this year.
One Illinois anti-gay group has an amusing explanation:
David E. Smith of the Illinois Family Institute tells OneNewsNow activists thought they had the momentum for passage in the House, but something got in the way.
“The Body of Christ here in Illinois has risen up and has really made a noise and made a really concerted effort to make sure that our state lawmakers know without a doubt that we object to the idea of them redefining marriage,” Smith reports. “They do not have the moral authority to redefine marriage as God created it.”
One can almost a zombie Jesus wandering the halls of the capitol making loud noises. Given this explanation, what is Smith going to say if and when this passes in the fall? That the “body of Christ” didn’t show up that time?