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Don't drink milk
from an antigay cow, Illinois group says

Don't drink milk
from an antigay cow, Illinois group says

Gay activists in Illinois are fighting back against Republican gubernatorial candidate and local dairy magnate Jim Oberweis, who has said he wants to repeal the state's pro-gay Human Rights Act. He has also called for an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage, and he gave campaign money to the antigay Illinois Family Institute. Now, a local gay rights group is considering a boycott of Oberweis Dairy products. "If he's going to give money to groups that oppose same-sex marriages, why should we give money to him?" asked a spokesman for the Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association. Other gay rights groups have already attacked Oberweis for his positions. At an event last week, Equality Illinois spokesman Rick Garcia said, "Why isn't he milking a different cow, because Illinois doesn't take well to hate-mongering and discrimination." He encouraged a boycott of Oberweis Dairy. A Chicago Tribune poll shows Oberweis trailing GOP front-runner Judy Baar Topinka by a two-to-one margin. (Sirius OutQ News)

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