Protest en Protesters against federal sequester speak out <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 20 people protested against the federal sequester outside Congressman Aaron </span>Schock’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> office Wednesday.</span></div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:18:27 +0000 Orko Manna 10433 at Protesters against federal sequester speak out Residents protest same-sex marriage in Springfield <p>Hundreds of Illinois residents crowded both inside and outside the state Capitol Wednesday, protesting same-sex marriage. They wore bright yellow buttons depicting stick figures of one man and one woman.<br>David Smith is the Illinois Family Institute's executive director. He says limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples is not a form of discrimination.<br><br>"Marriage benefits society. It's the perfect environment to raise the next generation of children. Children do best in a mother-father home," Smith says.<br> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:51:34 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 1290 at