marriage equality

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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Equality Wins: Rhode Islanders Set Stage For Marriage Equality Win In 2011

MERI calls for Equality Now Providence. Marriage Equality Rhode Island PAC (MERI PAC) congratulates marriage equality advocate Governor-Elect Lincoln Chafee (I) and the vast number of marriage equality victors in the General Assembly races. “The impact of this election is monumental,” said Patrick Smock, chair of MERI PAC. “We are ready,” Smock said. “Rhode Islanders

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MERI PAC Endorses Equality Statewide Candidates in the November 2nd General Election

Equality candidates reflect the will of 59 percent of Rhode Island voters supporting civil marriage rights for ALL Providence.  Marriage Equality Rhode Island PAC (MERI PAC) is pleased to announce the endorsements of equality candidates running for statewide office in the Nov. 2, 2010 general election. The endorsed candidates are: GOVERNOR: Kenneth Block, Moderate; Frank

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Caped Crusaders In Town

The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property is in town. Yesterday a contingent of the clunkily-named group of Catholic extremists started campaigning around the state to remind us all about the evils of gay marriage.  They’re an easy bunch to spot, since wear red capes to do their protesting.  However, unlike

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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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