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Thanks, Jack Franks

Published: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

On Nov. 5, state Rep. Jack Franks stood in front of the Illinois House and publicly declared his commitment to equality and justice for all of the citizens of Illinois.

He declared that “equality before the law is not just a vague promise on a 220-year-old piece of parchment sitting in a museum in Washington. It is a sacred trust that men and women have worked, fought and died for, and it is still worth fighting for.”

On behalf of the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, we declare our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the courage of Franks voting for a piece of legislation that will allow our son to stand side by side with his two brothers, with the ability to enter into the most profound of all human relationships, that of matrimony.

Now all three of our sons are equal in the sight of the law here in the Land of Lincoln, the state that we call home.

Tom and Toni Weaver


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