Re: HB 2234 -
Dear Representative Nekritz,
This letter is in regard to HB2234 - the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act. It is an issue of civil rights and human dignity. This Act would grant civil unions to same-sex couples, as well as to senior citizens unable to marry for fear of losing essential benefits.
Loving, committed couples are denied basic rights, including hospital visitation, health care decision-making, survivor benefits, shared nursing home living, and the authority to make funeral arrangements. In emergency situations, relationships are not recognized – partners are treated like strangers.
As a citizen of
I ask that you vote “yes” in support of this important legislation. Please support equality, fairness, and justice for all
Anita E. Vaughan