Heading Back to Springfield for Marriage Equality

MOSMembers of the LGBTQ community and its allies are encouraged to play hooky for a day and head down to the Illinois State Capital tomorrow! The March of Springfield for Marriage Equality is more than just a protest; high-profile members of the LGBT community including distinguished speakers, entertainers, and activists from Chicago-land and beyond will gather in Springfield Tuesday, October 22 to encourage the passage of Senate Bill 10, the “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.”In an effort to become the 14th state (plus Washington, D.C.) to recognize marriage equality, the passage of this bill in combination with the recent federal recognition of gay marriage will ensure the equal treatment of all kinds of families in Illinois. The full line-up of speakers and events, including performances from the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus, Sami Grisafe and Stephan Leonard, and speeches from Governor Pat Quinn and Judy Baar Topinka are available on March on Springfield’s website.There are plenty of ways to participate in the rally even if you aren’t able to make it to Springfield.  The March on Springfield is active on Facebook and Twitter (@IllinoisMarches), and encourages everyone to post about the rally using the hastags #il4m and #icantwait.




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Lauren Warnecke is a Chicago-based dance writer, educator, and freelance dance professional. She holds degrees in Dance (BA, ’03) and Kinesiology (MS, ’09) and is currently a full-time Clinical Instructor for the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at UIC. Created in 2009 as a platform for dance-based discourse, Lauren owns and operates Art Intercepts, a dance blog and online resource actively promoting the use of evidence-based practices in dance training and performance with the goal to improve and elevate artistry, dance education, and dancer health. She is a contributing author/blogger at Dance Advantage, 4dancers, and the Huffington Post, and an arts contributor at The L Stop. Lauren freelances as a production/stage manager, choreographer, media relations specialist, and grant writer, for small arts organizations and is a Certified Personal Trainer. She is a master composter who likes to dig in the dirt and bake scones.


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