Illinois is considering a bill which would allow "civil unions" between same-sex couples. OK, fine. No problem there.
It's supporters explain that they went with the semantically less threatening "civil union" rather than marriage due to some legislators who had religious problems with voting for a same sex marriage bill, but change the words to civil union, and they may go for it.
Leaving that bit of silliness aside, someone explain Sen. Jacobs remarks on the issue please.
"This strikes me as just feel-good legislation that doesn't address the issue. If they want gay marriage, they should introduce a gay marriage bill. That would be more honest than a `civil union' bill. I would be more amenable to a gay marriage bill than this," said Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline.That's hilarious!! He lays out all this junk in which he essentially takes the Republican stance on the important issue, as he very often does, and makes a valid point that he thinks it should be more honestly labeled gay marriage, rather than civil-union. Heck, if that were the case, Sen. Jacobs says, he'd be more amenable to it.
When pressed, Sen. Jacobs said he believes marriage should only be between "a man and a woman" and said he would vote against a gay marriage bill, as well.
Then when "pressed", he spouts the typical Republican talking point about the issue then says he'd vote against the marriage bill he had just said he'd be amenable to. Pure comedy gold! ha!
Wow. Guess he kind of makes it up as he goes along. Ah well.
But Sen. Jacobs father Denny is doing something that will actually help people. It's very much worth noting and commending former Senator Jacobs for using his considerable skills at lobbying to help establish the new Oak Glenn Home in Moline. This is a hell of a lot more noble and helpful than being the gaming industry's guy in the Senate, and though a lot less lucrative, I'm sure it's a lot more satisfying.
Hat's off to Denny and the effort he's bringing to help care for our area's elderly and insure that even those who don't have a half million laying around can still be cared for with the dignity they deserve in their later years.
They say that a society can be judged by the way they treat their elderly. Denny's helping on that score.