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March 17, 2013

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.

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.

Marriage activists continue to press House legislators towards a vote on Religious Freedom and Marriage Act, which, if passed, would make Illinois the 10th state in the union allowing its gay and lesbian citizens to marry.

Entertainer and pageant legend Erica Andrews passed away on March 11 in Chicago after a battle with a lung infection. She was lovingly referred to as "the most beautiful drag queen in captivity," according to the Windy City Times.

Cicero police detective John Savage, 38, was arrested today by Cook County Sheriff's Police on charges of felony transmission of HIV. The charges were brought by the Cook County State's Attorney.

As the Illinois House of Representatives prepare to consider a marriage equality bill, State Rep. Jeanne Ives, a Wheaton Republican, called same-sex relationships 'disordered' during a radio interview.

Launched last October, Halsted Vodka is a new concept in spirits, dedicated to championing the LGBT community directly by donating 15% of its profits and company equity to local LGBT organizations.

As the fate of same-sex marriage rests in the hands of Illinois Representatives, a Chicago-based conservative group has stepped up its attack with robocalls targeting state Rep. Mike Smiddy, a first-term Democrat from the Quad Cities who supports marriage equality.

Organizers behind the Northalsted Halloween Parade are considering a significant change to the annual Boystown event, according to Lakeview Patch.

A resolution which sought to amend the Iowa Constitution to ban gay marriage has died in the Iowa Legislature.

Seven U.S. representatives from Illinois are calling on Illinois lawmakers to approve a gay marriage bill.

President Barack Obama has said he cannot see a gay marriage ban passing constitutional muster.

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