Equal Marriage Illinois State Conference

‘Hearts and Minds’
State Conference

Join activists from around Illinois to exchange ideas and design the strategy to win full marriage equality for LGBT families

Representative Greg Harris
Chief Sponsor:
Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act & Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act 

Tying the Knot
by award-winning playwright and EMI member
David Rush

Need carpool information? Call 312-201-9740 x333.

*Hosting the above event by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington-Normal does not imply endorsement of the views presented.

Name Sales End Price Fee
Attendee (no one will be turned away for inability to pay) Ended $15 $0.99
Representative of Local EMI group (2 per group)   Ended Free

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