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qfingers - Supreme Court extends gay marriage nation-wide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
That would be the ultimate insult if the stopped letting even some religious people perform marriages. Don't say it too loud otherwise there's a lawsuit to be had here...
UrKidsWillPay - Supreme Court extends gay marriage nation-wide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
"The civil contract of marriage is completely unrelated to the religious union" This isn't exactly true. A priest or pastor signs the marriage license as an official representative of the state. At present, the two institutions are deeply intertwined. That's what the whole "powers vested in me by the state of" means. If you think the PRO side of this argument doesn't see this and…
pattyOSheagrin - Quincy man held after two-state chase - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I believe he's Wee Too Low's cousin.
qfingers - Supreme Court extends gay marriage nation-wide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Apparently Scalia commented that most of the reasoning in the majority opinion could be used to support such things. Parents and siblings are a pretty bad idea. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coefficient_of_rela... But were down the chart do you draw the line? Or is it just a matter of counseling? That's…
ONCEMORE1 - Supreme Court extends gay marriage nation-wide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why not? Because YOU don't like it? Slippery Slope and all that rot.....

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A team of nearly 20 elections workers in Springfield are sifting through thousands of pages of petitions aimed at putting a pair of proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot.

"It's a daunting task to do this," Illinois State Board of Elections chief Rupert Borgsmiller told the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers.

He said if you laid each piece of paper end-to-end it would stretch 33 miles. That includes nearly 68,000 pieces of paper with more than 590,000 signatures from the Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits.

That group, headed by GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, wants voters to consider limiting state lawmakers' terms to eight years. Its box of petitions was 36 feet long.

It also includes a 27-foot-long box filled with about 37,000 pieces of paper with more than 532,000 signatures from the group Yes For Independent Maps. That group wants voters to approve a new way to draw the state's political maps.

State election workers must review the signatures to make sure each ballot initiative has enough to appear on the ballot. They are scanning each piece of paper to make digital records. Then they'll do a random test of 5 percent of the signatures to make sure they are from registered voters.

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