Bernard Cherkasov

Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect In IllinoisMonday is the first day that county clerks throughout the entire state of Illinois must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Local Gay Rights Supporters Encouraged By Pope's CommentsPope Francis says it's not a crime to be gay and that he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation.
Gay Marriage Supporters Hail Dual Victories In Supreme CourtGay activists and local elected officials on Wednesday were celebrating U.S. Supreme Court action that handed two key victories to same-sex couples.