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Cook county: “my bad”

Timothy Kincaid

June 14th, 2012

In a scenario reminiscent of the Proposition 8 trial in California, the lawsuit against the state of Illinois is having difficulty finding opposition.

The official defendant of the state’s discriminatory policy is David Orr, the Cook County Clerk. But Orr has filed a brief saying, basically, “yep, my bad, it’s discrimination all right”. The Illinois Attorney General intends on filing a brief indicating that it is his her belief that banning gay marriage is a violation of the constitution and the Governor is booking his seat on the Equality Train, as well.

So who will defend discrimination?

It may be the Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based Catholic legal group created to defend abortion protesters (not to be confused with the very truly evil Thomas More Law Center). As best I can tell the TMSociety does nothing but defend the crazy people who try and shove aborted-fetus placards in your face and they are likely to find themselves completely unprepared for the challenge.



June 14th, 2012 | LINK

Just for the sake of accuracy: Illinois Attorney General identifies as a she, Lisa Madigan. The announcement today from the Cook County State’s Attorney (also a she, by the way) that she won’t defend the law is what has gotten the TMsociety’s knickers in a bunch.

June 14th, 2012 | LINK

Let’s hope they hire Charles Cooper :)

June 17th, 2012 | LINK

TMS may not have standing to defend Mr. Orr, who does not want to be defended anyway….

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