Two new video ads highlight support for marriage equality within faith communities.
The antigay group had been trying to hide who supplied it with money to support a marriage ban in Maine in 2009 and continues to do the same elsewhere.
Voters favor the new marriage equality law by 49% to 39%, with more than half of African-American voters in favor, but those numbers could change when opponents launch their anticipated media campaign.
The attorney for the Illinois Family Institute said that allowing his client to intervene would “even the playing field.”
“I look forward to the day when the federal government recognizes all marriages as legal, and I’m very hopeful that day will come while I’m still alive,” said the 83-year-old outside the courthouse in New York City.
The question of whether the Supreme Court decides to take up a case on the Defense of Marriage Act in its new session, which begins Monday, appears to have one widow in a holding pattern.
In just two years the percentage of people supporting same-sex marriage in Illinois has jumped 12 points.