Governor Quinn has recently announced his intention to push for passage of a so-called Civil Unions Bill (Senate Bill 1716) in the November Veto Session. This legislation provides that parties to civil unions have equivalent legal rights as married spouses, granting marriage rights to same-sex civil unions. Please call your state representative and senator as soon as possible and ask them to vote NO on Senate Bill 1716! To find out who your state representative is go to www.ilga.gov and click on the "Legislator Lookup" button in the lower right portion of the home page. Click here for detailed talking points describing our opposition to Senate Bill 1716.