Do you support marriage equality in Illinois?
Can't make it to Illinois?
Watch the action live!
Yesterday, we posted about the March on Springfield for Marriage Equality. We know that not everyone can be there in person, but there are so many amazing things happening, you will want to see this.
Organizers of the March on Springfield for Marriage Equality will provide a live stream of the concert and rally in Springfield, Illinois, on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Livestream will be available in high definition. Programming will go live at 11:45 am Central Time on Tuesday, October 22.
Here's what you will see:
12:00 to 1 pm
Rock the March Concert featuring: Artemis Singers and Amasong, Windy City Performing Arts, Chicago Gay Men's chorus, Steve Grand, Sami Grisafe, SONiA of disappear fear, De'Borah, Marcus Terell & the Serenades, Stephen Leonard, KOKUMO!, and Sandra Antongiorgi
Welcome by Governor Patrick Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin
1 pm to 2:30 pm
Rally with speakers including Scott Cross, Marquell Smith, Brother Michael Oboza, Joanna Cooley, Vernita Gray, Andy Thayer, Naomi Anurag Lahiri, Cinda Klickna, Bishop Carlton Pearson, Robert Castillo, Art Johnson, Rev. Mark Kiyimba, Bonnie Grabenhofer, Liz Thompson, Michael Carrigan, LZ Granderson, Toni Weaver,
March begins, led by drummers and marching band.
2:30 to 3:30 pm
March around the Capitol
The March on Springfield for Marriage Equality will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, the scheduled first day of the fall veto session of the Illinois state legislature. The “March on Springfield” is part of a broad grassroots strategy to secure final passage of Senate Bill 10, the “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act,” already approved by the Illinois Senate. Once adopted, Illinois will become the 14th state plus the District of Columbia, to treat all of its citizens equally under state marriage laws, and all married people in Illinois will be treated equally under federal law. For more information, visit http://www.MarchOnSpringfield.org, or find the March at Facebook.com/MarchOnSpringfieldForMarriageEquality or on Twitter @IllinoisMarches.