Bernard Cherkasov

A same sex wedding cake at the Gay Wedding Show at the Queens Hotel on March 2, 2014 in Leeds, England. Legislation to allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales was passed by Parliament in July 2013 and will come into force on March 23,2014, with the first same-sex marriages taking place on March 29, 2014. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect In Illinois

Monday is the first day that county clerks throughout the entire state of Illinois must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

06/02/2014

Newly elected Pope Francis. (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Local Gay Rights Supporters Encouraged By Pope’s Comments

Pope Francis says it’s not a crime to be gay and that he wouldn’t judge priests for their sexual orientation.

07/29/2013

Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 26, 2013, in Washington, D.C., after the court handed two key victories to same-sex couples. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Gay Marriage Supporters Hail Dual Victories In Supreme Court

Gay activists and local elected officials on Wednesday were celebrating U.S. Supreme Court action that handed two key victories to same-sex couples.

06/26/2013