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Four more GOP Congressman speak out against IL GOP marriage plank change



Ilgop16PEORIA – In response to the news that the Illinois Republican Party recommended redefining marriage in its 2016 platform U.S. Reps. Peter J. Roskam, Randy Hultgren, Darin LaHood and Mike Bost issued the following statement:

The platform committee today needlessly took on the cause of redefining marriage. With all of the issues before our state, this is an odd time to choose to be defensive about thousands of years of human civilization recognizing traditional marriage.

Congressman John Shimkus issued a statement first Friday, saying,

In response to reports regarding discussion the Platform Committee is having about the definition of marriage, as the senior member of the Illinois Republican Congressional delegation, I urge the Platform Committee members to keep our party's strong language that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

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