Bernard Cherkasov

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New Bill Would Make ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Ill. Children Illegal

The legislation would make it illegal for mental health specialists to try to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 in Illinois.

01/21/2015

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Illinois Group Praises Kirk’s Same-Sex Marriage Support

Bernard Cherkasov says Kirk is influential among moderate Republicans, but it’s his argument itself that’s compelling.

04/03/2013

A participant holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

Same-Sex Marriage Advocates In Illinois Encouraged By Election

Bernard Cherkasov, chief executive of the gay-rights group Equality Illinois, says the election results showed same-sex marriage winning in four states.

11/12/2012

Same sex celebration

Advocacy Group Says Ill. Civil Unions Not Working

Civil unions are supposed to give couples the same rights under law as marriage, but ” those rights are often denied.”

07/02/2012

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