The Illinois Defense of Marriage Tour took the message of traditional marriage to 18 stops in nine cities in August.

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Linda Jernigan, a former lesbian, speaks out against same-sex “marriage” at our Defend Marriage rally May 27, 2011 in Chicago.

Sign the petition to defend marriage in Illinois

The Illinois Defense of Marriage Initiative is a statewide effort to put an advisory referendum on the 2012 ballot.  We are a group of Illinois citizens who are concerned about the family.  Our effort is to uphold and strengthen marriage laws in the land of Lincoln.  With your help, we will collect 500,000 signatures of registered Illinois voters by April 23, 2012.

How YOU can help today:

Download the 2-page Petition Instructions, and the petition for your election jurisdiction.   IMPORTANT: READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. Ask your friends, family, church members and co-workers who are registered to vote in Illinois to sign the petition.  Completed petitions must be notarized per the instructions and mailed to the address in the lower left corner of the petition.  Volunteer for the Illinois Defense of Marriage Initiative:   Click here to send an e-mail to us or call: 630-462-7882.  You can write to us at PO Box 407 Westmont, IL 60559.

Why the instructions are very important

Petition Instructions — IMPORTANT — Before you get any signatures, we ask that you print and carefully read the instructions. Signature collectors, known as circulators, must be registered Illinois voters, and each signature and address must be written and collected in the proper way, or the referendum judges will throw out these names. We want every signature to count. Complete instructions are listed on the Petition Instructions.

For ways to promote this in your churches and other groups, go to our Promote page.


Why the traditional institution of marriage must be defended

Marriage is the cornerstone of civilization.  It is in danger of being radically redefined by so-called “progressive” pro-homosexual activists, politicians and judges — in the name of “equality.” The truth is that there is no equal to God’s standard for marriage:  ONE Man, ONE Woman.

What is wrong with same-sex “marriage”?

1. It Is Not Marriage
2. It Violates Natural Law
3. It Always Denies a Child Either a Father or a Mother
4. It Validates and Promotes the Homosexual Lifestyle
5. It Turns a Moral Wrong into a Civil Right
6. It Does Not Create a Family but a Naturally Sterile Union
7. It Defeats the State’s Purpose of Benefiting Marriage
8. It Imposes Its Acceptance on All Society
9. It Is the Cutting Edge of the Sexual Revolution
10. It Offends God

Read complete explanation: TFP “10 Reasons” flyer.

Read also, from The Ruth Institute:
77 Non-religious reasons to support man/woman marriage.