gay marriage

Gay Marriage Bill Passes The Senate

The Rhode Island Senate passed the same-sex marriage bill 26/12 (how they voted). The Providence Journal reports, Describing himself as “thrilled” by the Senate’s passage of same-sex marriage legislation, the state’s openly-gay House Speaker Gordon Fox promised what could be the final votes on the legislation next week. He promised a House Judiciary Committee vote

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“I Say, Choose Love”

Rhode Island’s newest hero is Wheeler sixth-grader Matthew Lannon who testified about his own family at Thursday’s Senate Judiciary hearing on the same-sex marriage bills. The marathon hearing lasted until 5am Friday morning; we hope Lannon was allowed to testify early on, it being a school night. His composure and poise under such circumstances was

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Hearing On Gay Marriage Bills At State House

(3.21) The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing on marriage for same-sex couples this Thursday, March 21, at 4pm. Ocean State Action invites everyone to show their support. This will be the only hearing on the marriage equality legislation recently passed by the House. However, opponents of equality have introduced a dangerous resolution to

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The Wheels On The Bus Go NOM, NOM, NOM

This Sunday the National Organization for Marriage and their Hateful Nonsense Wagon will be pulling up on Smith Hill to remind us that God only wants certain people to receive health care benefits and death rights.  Their One Man One Woman Summer of Hate tour kicked off yesterday in Maine and drew about a hundred

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New Hatewagon, Same Hatemongers

The haters are coming back! This time it’s the Family Research Council, who will be in Smithfield next Saturday for the Family Research Council’s “New England Family, Life & Marriage Summit,” hosted by the National Organization for Marriage. Anti-gay organizations from five of the six New England represented, and discussion topics will include such things

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Who Can It Be (Getting Married) Now?

[youtube]Lcu7OCIqlqE[/youtube] As of this second, Maine voters have approved gay marriage by a margin of 52-47 with 14% of precincts reporting, according to the live election news feed at the Bangor Daily News.  If voters vote no (to ban gay marriage; no means yes, in other words) then it will be the first time that

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Marriage Equality unveils agenda

Yesterday MERI had a State House press conference to announce its legislative agenda for the year: Besides a bill that calls for the recognition of same-gender marriage, another piece of legislation introduced was the Compassion for All Families Act, which would provide domestic partners the spousal benefits of family medical leave, nursing home visitation and

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