It takes place at the Bezazian Library, 1226 West Ainslie, on Saturday, May 14th, at 2pm.
This panel discussion on the struggle for marriage equality in Illinois and the next steps in the fight for civil rights of Americans features several key figures in the efforts to make marriage legal for all Illinoisans.
- Jim Bennett, Midwest Director for Lambda Legal, chaired the statewide coalition that led to the law that allows the freedom to marry in Illinois;
- Khadine Bennett is the Legislative Counsel at the ACLU of Illinois;
- Greg Harris is the State Representative for Illinois, 13th District, who sponsored the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act legislation; and
- Roderick Hawkins, who was instrumental in gaining support for the bill in his role as Vice President for External Affairs at the Chicago Urban League.