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5:18 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Protesters against federal sequester speak out

Protesters against the federal sequester hold signs outside Congressman Aaron Schock's office.
Credit Orko Manna / WCBU

About 20 people protested against the federal sequester outside Congressman Aaron Schock’s office Wednesday.

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5:51 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Residents protest same-sex marriage in Springfield

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.
David Smith is the Illinois Family Institute's executive director. He says limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples is not a form of discrimination.

"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.

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