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May 26, 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.

The Illinois House has just over two weeks to vote on SB10, or the Religious Freedom and Marriage Act, or the legislation is in danger of dying. If a vote does not take place by May 31, the end of the current session, supporters of the bill will essentially have to start from scratch.

Marriage equality supporters are fighting back with a new robocall campaign calling for support of The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which, if passed, would permit same-sex marriage in Illinois.

Star Trek Into Darkness star Chris Pine believes Zachary Quinto and Jonathan Groff make "a fantastic couple."

Replay, a craft beer and bourbon bar meets retro arcade, is set to open on Friday, May 24, in the former Bucks Saloon space at 3439 North Halsted.

Chicago-born singer, songwriter, and musician Chaka Khan is set to headline this year's Center on Halsted's annual Human First gala on Saturday, May 18 at Chicago Hilton Towers, 720 S. Michigan.

State Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove - one of two Republicans publicly supporting Illinois' marriage equality bill - withdrew as a candidate for chairman of the Illinois Republican Party on Wednesday.

The Illinois Senate on Friday approved a measure allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

On Tuesday, Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize gay marriage as Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law on the front steps of the Capitol in St. Paul.

Gay rights foe Bradlee Dean on Wednesday ranted against passage of a gay marriage law in Minnesota.

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