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Cranston Rhode Islanders Turn Out To Protect Newlyweds From Westboro Agitators

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:49 PM August 1, 2013
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On the first day same-sex marriages were allowed in the state, the citizens of Cranston, Rhode Island, turned out in force to make sure the Westboro Baptist Church knew they were not welcome.

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Now: Same-Sex Couples Are Marrying In Minnesota And Rhode Island For The First Time Ever

by David Badash ● 12:00 AM August 1, 2013
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Same-sex couples right this moment, for the first time in history, are marrying in Minnesota and Rhode Island, after legislatures in both states passed marriage equality into law earlier this year.

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August 1, The Rhode Island House of Representatives Will Be Throwing A Gay Wedding.

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:11 AM June 18, 2013
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August 1, same-sex marriages will be legal in Rhode Island. To mark the day, the State House is throwing a gay wedding.

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Rhode Island Governor Chafee Completes His Evolution: I’m Now A Democrat

by David Badash ● 8:45 AM May 30, 2013
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Today, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, who successfully pushed for and signed into law a same-sex marriage bill earlier this month, announced he is now a Democrat.

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NOM: Rhode Island’s New Marriage Law ‘Ghettoizing People Of Faith’

by David Badash ● 1:35 PM May 3, 2013
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NOM says the new Rhode Island law extending marriage to same-sex couples is “potentially ghettoizing” to people of faith “unless they remain silent in the public square.”

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Look! Rhode Island Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Into Law!

by David Badash ● 6:52 PM May 2, 2013
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Following a 51-19 vote in the House and a 26-12 vote in the senate, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee stood on the steps of the General Assembly, delivered a speech, and signed his same-sex marriage bill into law.

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NOW: Watch Live As Governor Signs Rhode Island Marriage Bill Into Law

by David Badash ● 5:35 PM May 2, 2013
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Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee will sign his state’s same-sex marriage bill into law today, making the “Ocean State” the tenth in the nation to extend the institution of marriage to same-sex couples.

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Rhode Island, The ‘Most Catholic’ State, Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Into Law

by David Badash ● 5:29 PM May 2, 2013
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The Rhode Island General Assembly has held the final vote on a marriage bill and and passed it into law, becoming the tenth state to extend marriage to same-sex couples.

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NOW: Watch Live As Rhode Island Votes To Become Tenth State To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 4:26 PM May 2, 2013
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The Rhode Island House of Representatives is just about to begin their final vote one same-sex marriage. Governor Lincoln Chafee scheduled a 5:45 PM EDT bill signing ceremony.

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Rhode Island Governor Promises To Sign Marriage Bill Thursday Afternoon At 5:45

by David Badash ● 7:32 PM April 30, 2013
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Governor Lincoln Chafee says he will sign Rhode Island’s marriage equality bill into law at 5:45 PM EDT on Thursday, which is immediately after the final vote.

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Look: Across The Nation, Rhode Island Marriage Vote Applauded

by David Badash ● 7:12 PM April 24, 2013
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From LGBT organizations to NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg, it seems almost everyone across the nation is cheering Rhode Island for today’s vote that all but ensures the Ocean State will become America’s tenth to extend marriage to same-sex couples.

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Governor On Gay Marriage Vote: Rhode Island ‘Will Have The Welcome Mat Out’

by David Badash ● 6:19 PM April 24, 2013
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“I am always proud to be a Rhode Islander, but never more so than today,” Chaffee, an Independent who was the first Republican US Senator to support marriage equality.

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Breaking: Rhode Island Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage 26-12

by David Badash ● 5:48 PM April 24, 2013
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The full Rhode Island Senate this afternoon passed a same-sex marriage bill by a vote of 26-12, bringing the state to the edge of becoming the tenth state in the nation to extend marriage to same-sex couples.

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UPDATE: Watch Live As Rhode Island Votes To (Maybe) Become Tenth State To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 3:34 PM April 24, 2013
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The Rhode Island Senate is scheduled to vote on a same-sex marriage bill at 4:00 PM EDT. The House has already approved the bill, and Governor Lincoln Chaffee has already agreed to sign it,