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Mayoral Candidate Casts Himself As Character In Wes Anderson-Style Political Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

Might as well call him the Fantastic Mr. Smiley. Brett Smiley, a Democrat hoping to become mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, unveiled his first t...

Westboro Baptist Church Does What It Does Best, Which Is Exactly The Opposite Of What It Wants To Do

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

Boxed in by metal barriers, four members of the Westboro Baptist Church assembled in a makeshift cage in Cranston, R.I., Thursday to do what the congr...

10 Of The Happiest Photos You'll See All Day

Posted 08.01.2013 | Weddings

Same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota and Rhode Island, the 12th and 13th states to recognize marriage equality, at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday. Coup...

Gay Couples Wed At Midnight As 2 More States Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

AP | DAVID KLEPPER and PATRICK CONDON | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In public celebrations and intimate ceremonies, gay couples exchanged vows Thursday in Minnesota and Rhode Island as the numb...

17 LGBT Political Moments That Made Us Proud This Year

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Happy Pride Month! In honor of the occasion, we're taking a look at some of the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) political momen...

Michelangelo Signorile

Rhode Island Governor Slams GOP's Stance On Gay Marriage, Immigration | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Gov. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, a former Republican U.S. senator who became an independent after he left the Senate in 2006, slammed the GOP on t...

GOP Lawmaker's 'Heart Breaks' For Marriage Equality Advancing

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

Following the advancement of a pivotal bill that could possibly make Minnesota the 12th state to allow same-sex marriage, a GOP lawmaker became emotio...

WATCH: Marriage Wins In Rhode Island! Now Here's What's Next

Matt Baume | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume


Rhode Island Legalizes Gay Marriage

Posted 05.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Rhode Island became the tenth U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday with a 56-15 vote. Just before he signed the legislation into law,...

Gay Marriage Marching To Rhode Island

Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

By DAVID KLEPPER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island is joining nine other states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay ...

Rhode Island Poised To Approve Gay Marriage

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island on Thursday became the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, as a 16-year effort to exten...

State Gay Marriage Measure Faces Final Obstacle

Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

By DAVID KLEPPER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island appears poised to become the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian ...

Marriage Victory In Delaware And Rhode Island -- And Soon In Colorado Too! (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Last week legislators voted in favor of equality, which means the hard work is finished and only a few procedural steps are left before marriages can start. Barring any 11th-hour surprises, weddings are scheduled to start in Delaware on July 1, and in Rhode Island on Aug. 1.

Savvy Strategy Helped This State Come Around On Gay Marriage

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Phone banks, an army of volunteers and alliances with organized labor, business leaders and religious clergy propelled gay marriag...

PHOTO: Newspaper Screws Up Historic Headline

Posted 04.25.2013 | Media

The Rhode Island state Senate's historic vote on gay marriage made the front page of the Providence Journal on Thursday morning. There was only one pr...

Small State Makes Big Jump On Gay Marriage

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island is on a path to becoming the 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry after a landmark vote in the state'...

Gay Marriage Vote To Take Place In Rhode Island

Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

By DAVID KLEPPER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PROVIDENCE, R.I. — State lawmakers in Rhode Island could decide whether the nation's smallest state become...

Marriage Equality Gets Big Boost From State's GOP Senators

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

The state Senate Republican Caucus in Rhode Island unanimously endorsed Senate Bill 38, a measure that would legalize gay marriage in the state, Think...

Gay Marriage Faces 'Critical Vote'

Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

By DAVID KLEPPER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island's long-simmering debate on gay marriage heads to a pivotal vote when a leg...

Rhode Island's Gay Marriage Push Intensifies

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices

By Daniel Lovering BOSTON, March 25 (Reuters) - Six Rhode Island mayors voiced support for same-sex marriage on Monday, calling on the...

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Gives Amazing Gay Marriage Speech In Rhode Island

Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices

A sixth grade student stunned the Rhode Island Senate judiciary committee with a profound speech on same-sex marriage. Twelve-year-old Matthew Lan...

Rhode Island's Dangerous Dance on the Anti-Gay Cliff

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

For nearly 50 years now, this country has firmly held onto the belief that for-profit entities cannot discriminate against protected classes in ordinary commercial transactions. That principle must not now be undermined.

The Promise Of Equality And Religious Freedom: Marriage Equality In Illinois And Rhode Island

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

While the debate over marriage equality is largely philosophical, rooted in deeply held personal beliefs, there is a substantive policy discussion that is often overlooked and worth exploring: religious liberty protections in marriage equality legislation.

Gay Marriage Bill Faces Uncertain Future

AP | DAVID KLEPPER and MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay Voices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The fate of gay marriage legislation in Rhode Island could hinge on the exemptions it affords religious groups that oppose it...

Morning Links: Rhode Island, Colorado, And Vandalism At Law School

Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Lila Shapiro

-- The New York Times takes a look at the marriage fight in Rhode Island, the only state in New England that has not legalized gay marriage. As per us...