At ChicagoPride.com, Sunday means that it's time to look back at this week in gay Chicago news as covered by the GoPride.com News Staff. The top local and national stories of interest as ranked by popularity on the network.
"I am proud to be able to take this next important step towards full equality for our community with Reps. Harris and Mell," Rep. Cassidy told ChicagoPride.com. "It is past time for our relationships and our families to be fully recognized and protected under the law."
Chicago's LGBT community reacts to Prop. 8 ruling http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/26171449 A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled 2-1 Tuesday that Proposition 8, California's ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples, is unconstitutional and a violation of the civil rights of gays and lesbians.
ChicagoPride.com welcomes Sukie de la Croix, Karlin and Shapiro http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/26253225 Celebrating its tenth year as the leading provider of online news and entertainment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the Midwest, ChicagoPride.com today announced the addition of several respected and influential new columnists and editors.
Valerie Jarrett returns to Chicago to address Equality Illinois dinner http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/26202100 Equality Illinois announced Wednesday that Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, will be the keynote speaker at their annual Justice for All gala this Saturday.
Cocktail bar to reopen Friday in Boystown http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/26263456 Cocktail is expected to reopen Friday evening according to Jacob Meister, the attorney who represents Cocktail co-owners Dustin Hoffman and Geno Zaharakis. (Editor's Note: Cocktail is now open for business)