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LGBTQ Nation: Ill. hate group leader: ‘There are no round triangles, and no gay marriages’

December 28, 2012- Just as there are “no round triangles,” there are “no gay marriages.”

So says David E. Smith, executive director of the Illinois Family Institute, the anti-gay hate group working to defeat efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.

Smith told NBC News in Chicago that same-sex marriage shouldn’t — and won’t — pass during the General Assembly’s lame duck session next month.

The word “marriage” itself linguistically means something. No one’s going around trying to redefine triangles as round. There are no round triangles. There are no gay marriages. There’s going to have to be a distinction between marriages that are gay marriages, or genderless, you might say, and those that are actually man and woman who produce children: procreative.


(Gays) don’t have the right to go around and demand that we redefine a historical institution that has been understood for thousands of years as the union of one man and one woman.

Smith said he feels deceived by marriage equality advocates who “promised” two years ago that civil unions were “as far as we’re going to go.”



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