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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.

News

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.

Marriage

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.”

Marriage

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.

Marriage

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.

Marriage

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.

Civil Rights

Log Cabin Republicans To GOP: Make The Tent Bigger Or ‘Fold It Up And Go Home’

by David Badash ● 10:00 AM April 25, 2013
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The Log Cabin Republicans today are launching a full-frontal assault on the GOP just two days after marriage equality won in France, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Delaware.

Marriage

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.

Marriage

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,

Marriage

UPDATED: 24 Hours: Same-Sex Marriage Votes In Nevada, Delaware, Rhode Island, And France

by David Badash ● 9:23 AM April 23, 2013
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Right now we’re in the first few hours of a 24-hour period in which legislatures in the states of Nevada, Delaware, Rhode Island, and lawmakers in the country of France will be voting on making same-sex marriage legal.

Bigotry Watch

Opinion: 650 People Bring Hate, And Hope, To Rhode Island Senate Marriage Equality Hearing

by David Badash ● 1:09 PM March 22, 2013
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Rhode Island lawmakers spent 12 hours listening to the barrage of anti-gay religious bigotry and unvarnished hate the majority of testifiers spewed. A commentary.

Marriage

Watch: 12 Year Old Steals The Show At Rhode Island Same-Sex Marriage Debate

by David Badash ● 10:42 AM March 22, 2013
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12-year old Matthew Lannon spoke beautifully, honestly, and genuinely about his two moms and two dads, in support of the Rhode Island same-sex marriage bill.

News

Listen: Lt. Governor Candidate Compares ‘Blasphemous’ Gay Marriage To Pedophilia

by David Badash ● 10:00 AM March 22, 2013
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Kara Young, a possible Tea Party candidate for Lt. Governor in the state of Rhode Island, last night compared same-sex marriage to polygamy and pedophilia.

Marriage

‘Cosmic Battle Between God And Satan’ Is Reason Senator Opposes Gay Marriage Bill

by David Badash ● 7:24 PM March 21, 2013
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State senator Harold Metts late this afternoon told the Rhode Island Judiciary Committee that “a cosmic battle between God and Satan” is why he opposes gay marriage.