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State Senator Kyle McCarter Warns Of Consequences of Gay Marriage Bil

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

54th District State Senator Kyle McCarter makes no bones about it, he doesn't like the legalization of gay marriage.  He voted in the minority when the issue passed 34-21 in the Senate.  

McCarter spoke during the debate on the impact he fears the law will have on religious freedom along with churches, schools and employers.  "It will have an effect on what our children are taught.  It will be confusing to them.  I expect what will happen to our state will be similar to Massachusetts.  It will change the curriculum.  Some will feel obligated and we will even through some of our agencies mandate that we make sure to redefine the definition of marriage in our schools," said McCarter.  "Businesses will be effected, bed and breakfast operations, florists, all those that are wedding related will be effected."  

McCarter backed up his theory by noting how Catholic Charities and Luheran Services had some of their contracted adoption services taken away after the civil union law was passed.  

The gay marriage bill now moves to the state House.  Governor Quinn says he will sign the bill if it makes it to his desk.    

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