Via press release on Thursday, the Illinois Family Institute unveiled plans to try a second time to gather enough signatures to place the marriage amendment advisory on the 2008 ballot.
Citing eight successful state constitutional referendums in last week's election, Smith also reported on central Illinois' Cartwright Township, where the marriage referendum passed in a township-wide poll with a 5 to 1 majority.
“There is little doubt in my mind that if a marriage protection measure were put to the voters of Illinois, the referendum would win handily,” said Illinois Family Institute Executive Director David E. Smith. “The sample from Pleasant Plains, the center of the state, is a good indication of that. Why are House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President Emil Jones denying ALL the people of Illinois a chance to vote to protect marriage?”