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TELL THE ILLINOIS "FAMILY" INSTITUTE

Opposing Equal Rights is BIGOTRY

The Illinois "Family" Institute (IFI) is about to launch an attempt to write bigotry into the Illinois State Constitution. They are about to begin a campaign for an amendment to ban equal marriage rights for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Trans people.

Join the Gay Liberation Network and all those who oppose legislative gay bashing at a demonstration outside the last in a series of IFI fundraising galas around the state. We will meet on Friday, June 10 at 6:00 PM outside the Columbia Yacht Club located at 111 N. Lake Shore Drive.

The keynote speaker of their $100-a-plate event is Phil Burress, the architect of Ohio's draconian constitutional amendment banning legal recognition not only of same-sex marriage, but any same-sex relationships. The IFI is announcing their attack on equal rights at this time in an attempt to use the 2006 Illinois gubernatorial election to demonize gay and lesbian people.

Help us to send Phil Burress packing! He can return to Ohio with the message that his Illinois crusade is doomed from the start. Tell the Illinois "Family" Institute that their crusade for hate throughout the state is bigotry.

STOP the drive for an anti-gay

constitutional amendment in Illinois.

PROTEST at the COLUMBIA YACHT CLUB

6:00 to 7:15 PM on Friday, June 10.

Monroe Harbor -- Randolph St. and Lake Shore Drive

Directions: Go to 111 N. Lake Shore Drive, at the foot of Randolph Street, under Lake Shore Drive. By public transportation, take the Red Line "el" to the "Monroe" stop, and walk east on Monroe Street through Grant Park to Lake Shore Drive. Cross Lake Shore Drive, turn left and walk north on the bicycle path to Randolph Street. By car, park in the Grant Park garage (entrance on Columbus Drive, just north of Monroe).


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