The Illinois Family Institute says the vote by the Illinois House to legalize same-sex marriage in the state marks a sad day for religious liberty. David Smith is the group's executive director:
"Illinois just took a terrible step to remove religious liberties for people of faith, and to punish people for their religious convictions, and will now be teaching children that homosexuality is good and healthy in our government schools."
Smith says he intends to look for ways to challenge the measure, and launch a political action committee to go after vulnerable lawmakers who supported the bill.
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