CHICAGO (CBS) — Gay and lesbian parents are reacting to this week’s Supreme Court ruling, the day before the city’s Pride Parade, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.
Quentin Calder and his husband Ryan were legally married in California in 2008, before same-sex marriage was made illegal.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rounding Out The Warmest Weekend Of The Winter
He says this has been an interesting week for them.
“I think it is an excellent step forward. Obviously, it is a very exciting week and it came right during Pride Week,” said Calder.READ MORE: MISSING: Khoshaba Dikyanos, 84, Last Seen In Lincoln Square
But he and several other parents at a play-date at the Center on Halsted think efforts to achieve marriage equality still have a long way to go.
“Frankly, it’s mystifying to me what it is going on in the Illinois Legislature,” said Debra Pogrund-Stark.MORE NEWS: Chicago Speed Cameras To Start Issuing $35 Tickets To Drivers Going 6 MPH Over The Limit On Monday
Because Pogrund-Stark and her wife have two-year-old twin boys, they plan to find a calmer place to watch the weekend’s Pride Parade, because attendees can expect an energized crowd.