In a further sign of the strengthening of ties between the various coalitions of the democratic party, a group of prominent Latinos in Illinois is standing up for marriage equality. The Southern Illinoisan reports:
In an open letter to lawmakers Sunday, 23 Latino leaders say all families deserve to be treated with respect. Among those signing the letter are former Chicago City Clerk Miguel Del Valle and Sylvia Puente, executive director of the Latino Policy Forum.
We only win (all of us) when we stand together. As a community, we need to work with our Latino (and African American and other) partners to improve things for everyone.