Federal Judge Milton I. Shadur of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois sided with the evangelical organization Repent America and denied the City of Chicago's motion to dismiss charges against the City that it violated the group's First Amendment rights during the 2006 Gay Games.
During the Games ( which ran July 15-22 ) , police arrested members of Repent America for, among other things, holding a sign proclaiming that 'Marriage is Between One Man and One Woman.'
Soon after, the organization filed a civil law suit charging that the City of Chicago violated its rights to free speech, equal protection of the laws, and violation of the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The judge found all of the allegations to have merit.
Repent America was founded in Pennsylvania and condemns, among other things, abortion, homosexuality and the teaching of evolution. The radical group has had several run-ins with the police, especially in Chicago, 247Gay.com reported.