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November 10, 2013

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At ChicagoPride.com, Sunday means that it's time to look back at the week in gay news - in and out of Chicago - as covered by the GoPride.com News Staff. The top local and national stories of interest as ranked by popularity on the network.

The Illinois House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 10, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, on Tuesday by a vote of 61-54-2.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that he will on Nov. 20 sign Senate Bill 10, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, allowing same-sex couples in Illinois to marry.

Cardinal Francis George, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Chicago, has described Illinois' gay marriage bill as a "bad law."

Tonight, I applaud the men and women of the Illinois General Assembly, a body in which I was proud to serve, for voting to legalize marriage equality in my home state.

Reeling, the second oldest LGBT film festival in the world, returns Thursday after being placed on hiatus last year by Chicago Filmmakers, the not-for-profit organization that produces the event.

In a procedural move Wednesday, state Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) filed an amendment to accelerate the effective date of Senate Bill 10, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.

Chicago-area native and out singer/songwriter Steve Grand is among those making Out's annual list of influential LGBT personalities.

In condemning passage of a gay marriage bill in Illinois, Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute (IFI) compared same-sex marriage to Hitler's reign of terror and slavery.

After Thursday's historic passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the Senate, President Barack Obama called on House Speaker John Boehner, an opponent of the legislation, to allow a vote in the House.

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