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After the Illinois House of Representatives didn't even call a vote on a bill, which had been previously passed by the Illinois Senate, that would have legalized same-sex marriage in Illinois, supporters of marriage equality in Illinois are fighting back:

Equality Illinois has announced a half-million dollar FIGHT BACK FOR MARRIAGE campaign leading to the 2014 election.

Equality Illinois (EQIL) has pledged to use half of the fund toward an educational campaign focusing on the collar counties, Downstate areas and Chicago neighborhoods where there is a need to strengthen the advocacy for and defense of the freedom to marry.

The organization's political action arm, Equality Illinois Political Action Committee (EQIL PAC), has pledged the other $250,000 in order to match marriage opponents dollar-for-dollar on the political battlefield.

This fight is far from over.

While there may be a bunch of milquetoast Democrats in the state house that are currently blocking marriage equality, either by refusing to commit to supporting marriage equality or outright opposing equality, supporters of marriage equality in Illinois haven't given up their fight to give same-sex couples in Illinois the same right to marry that opposite-sex couples currently enjoy.

Originally posted to Aaron Camp on DailyKos on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 02:40 PM PDT.

Also republished by Kossacks for Marriage Equality, LGBT Kos Community, Milk Men And Women, and Land of Lincoln Kos.

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