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Attorney Jeffrey Knipmeyer Discusses GOP Platform Rejection of Civil Unions

By Nottage and Ward on September 12, 2012

As an experienced civil union attorney in Illinois, Jeffrey Knipmeyer recognizes that as the country moves closer to casting their votes for our next President of the United States, political party stances on key issues are going to have more weight when voters make their decision. One of the most controversial issues concerns gay marriage.

According to Politico.com, the Republican platform committee rejected an amendment that would have endorsed same-sex civil unions. The GOP holds its stance for a constitutional amendment that protects “traditional marriage” by maintaining the definition (as established in the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA) as between a man and a woman. Though a handful of Republican representatives spoke in favor of same-sex civil unions, they were overwhelmingly shot down by others in the party.

With President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, the Democratic National Committee also supports marriage equality for same-sex couples. Each candidate’s and party’s stance on the issue of civil unions and gay marriage can have a profound effect on voter support. While the Republicans debated issues regarding the separation of church and state and precedent in support of “traditional marriage” set by other laws, President Obama and the Democratic National Committee consider it a matter of equality for all Americans.

Even with the passing of the Illinois Civil Union Act, marriage equality for same-sex couples has been an uphill battle. With federal support, gay rights can perhaps take a great leap forward.

If you are considering entering into an Illinois civil union and have questions or concerns about your rights, experienced Chicago civil union attorney Jeffrey Knipmeyer can help you make an informed decision. For a consultation, call Nottage and Ward today at (312) 332-2915.

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