As it stands right now, Illinois state law defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Frankly, I’m surprised that this law is still on the books in Illinois as this state is rapidly becoming a bastion of liberalism which is largely based in the Chicago metropolitan area that has been run by very liberal Democrats for years.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the state’s marriage law. The lawsuit is scheduled to go before Cook County Circuit Judge Sophia Hall and some believe she should recuse herself from the suit due a conflict of interest.
According to Americans for Truth About Homosexuality President Peter LaBarbera points out that in Cook County, Illinois, there are 14 judges who are practicing homosexuals. He commented about Judge Hall hearing the ACLU lawsuit saying:
“The judge deciding the case is herself an open lesbian, and she’s a member of a homosexual judges group that engages in pro-gay advocacy. So, you talk about your conflict of interest. It just seems like the fix is in among the Democratic elites in Chicago for same-sex marriage.”
“Being a member of a pro-homosexuality group is not like being a member of a racial group or an ethnicity group; this is being a member of a group that advocates immorality, what has long been regarded as sinful conduct. So, Judge Hall obviously has a conflict of interest. She should do the right thing and recuse herself from this case.”
Judge Hall’s homosexual judiciary group is named The Alliance of Illinois Judges. They participate in Chicago’s annual gay pride parades and openly speaks for the advocacy of gay rights. In 2010, Judge Hall expressed her goals in gay activism during a speech, saying:
“[She has] focused on efforts to combat the injustice of racism, gender bias, bias against gays and lesbians, and other stereotypes that belittle those who are stereotyped.”
LaBarbera and others have been calling for Judge Hall to recuse herself from the case, but so far the judge has refused to do so. It should be obvious to everyone around that she has a definite conflict of interest, but none of the secular media seems to care as no one is reporting it.
But this should be no surprise considering the liberal natural of Chicago politics and the Democratic Party in general. After all, there was sufficient evidence of conflict of interest with Supreme Court Judge Elena Kagan and the SCOTUS hearing on Obamacare, but she also refused to recuse herself from the case and in fact voted to keep the law in its entirety. As long as the liberal Democratic regime remains in power, their liberal judges will continue to use their judicial powers to promote their personal agenda regardless of what the rule of law really says.