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Cardinal George and members of the African-American Clergy Coalition today held a press conference to express their opposition to redefinition of marriage legislation (Senate Bill 10) currently before the Illinois legislature. This video features the question-and-answer segment of the press conference.
Cardinal George is his role as chairman of the Catholic Conference of Illinois today held a press conference with members of the newly formed African-American Clergy Coalition to express opposition to redefinition of marriage legislation (Senate Bill 10) currently before the Illinois legislature. This video shows the opening statements of Cardinal George and each of the seven pastors.
Chicago-area African-American churches today launched a public relations effort to oppose redefinition of marriage legislation currently being considered by the Illinois legislature. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry of the Archdiocese of Chicago spoke at the press conference to present the viewpoint of the Catholic Conference of Illinois.
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod also joined the effort but was not present at the press conference.
More than 3,500 Illinois residents today traveled to Springfield to lobby their House lawmakers to vote "no" on Senate Bill 10, which changes the state's legal definition of marriage from "between a man and a woman" to "between 2 persons." The legislation previously passed the Senate.