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November 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.

Fourteen individuals and two organizations were inducted Nov. 12 into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, the country's only known government-sponsored hall of fame that honors members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.

Hawaii state Rep. Jo Jordan, who is openly lesbian, on Friday voted against a gay marriage bill, becoming the first openly gay lawmaker to vote against such legislation.

Walmart says it's dismissed an employee for asking a gay couple to leave a store in Oklahoma.

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of Springfield says he will offer prayers of "supplication and exorcism" on Nov. 20 at approximately the same time that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the marriage equality bill into law.

In a column published, Sunday, Nov. 9, Chicago Sun-Times writer Laura Washington named Windy City Times publisher and executive editor Tracy Baim among the heroes behind Illinois' successful marriage equality efforts.

During a press conference announcing that Missouri will allow married gay couples to file combined state tax returns, Governor Jay Nixon endorsed extending marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples in the state.

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie on Wednesday signed a bill into law legalizing gay marriage in the state.

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk on Monday congratulated Illinois on becoming the 15th state to legalize gay marriage.

Filipino groups in Chicago are responding to Friday's devastating typhoon that's left at least 10,000 dead in the Philippines and caused untold damage to the Southeast Asian nation.

England's largest gay rights advocate, Stonewall, has named televangelist Pat Robertson its "Bigot of the Year."

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