Downstate Illinois clerks file to defend gay marriage ban

From SJ-R-Com:

CHICAGO — Two county clerks from downstate Illinois have asked a judge for permission to do what Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan won’t defend the state’s gay marriage ban. 

The Thomas More Society late Friday filed a request on behalf of Effingham County Clerk Kerry Hirtzel and Tazewell County Clerk Christie Webb, seeking to intervene in the lawsuit filed in Cook County by 25 gay and lesbian couples. Alvarez and Madigan have said they won’t defend the 16-year-old ban, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, because they believe it violates the state constitution’s equal protection clause.

Copntinue at source