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Pat Quinn on Civil Rights

 


Marriage equality is coming to Illinois

Our Illinois is not a land of discrimination. Four years ago, nobody thought civil unions would be possible here. Today, civil unions are the law of our state. And nearly 5,200 couples across 94 counties have joined in a civil union.

Now, it's time to take that next step in achieving full equality. Marriage equality is coming to Illinois.

Source: 2013 State of the State speech to Illinois Legislature , Feb 6, 2013

Make IL the leading employer of people with disabilities

Four years ago, Illinois lagged behind the nation in providing community care to people with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. We were institutionalizing more people than any other state. So we are changing that. We're committed to making sure all our citizens--regardless of the challenges they face--have the opportunity to reach their full potential. That's why we closed outdated institutions--and we invested in community care.

Because of our commitment, Illinois will soon receive significant new resources to provide supportive housing for people with disabilities. These resources will provide not only a roof over their heads, but also the skills training, counseling, and services they need to become productive members of their communities.

And we're not done yet. We want Illinois to be the nation's leading employer of people with disabilities. With your partnership, we can double the rate of employment for people with disabilities by 2015.

Source: 2013 State of the State speech to Illinois Legislature , Feb 6, 2013

Same rights for same-sex couples as heterosexual couples

Gov. Quinn believe the committed relationships of same-sex couples deserve the same basic recognition rights that are currently extended to married heterosexual couples--including the right to act as next of kin, the right to assist their partners in times of emergency, the right to equal health insurance and other employment benefits, and the right to equal treatment in property and inheritance. Gov. Quinn will work actively with the Legislature to assure fairness and equal justice under our laws.
Source: 2010 Gubernatorial website quinnforillinois.com, "Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

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