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Rhode Island Same Sex Marriage

As Same-Sex Couples Marry In Rhode Island, Others Divorce

AP | Posted 08.02.2013 | Divorce

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- While many same-sex couples married on the first day it became legal in Rhode Island, others filed for divorce. Attorney Neville ...

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...

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...

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.

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'...

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...

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.

New England's Gay Marriage Holdout Preps Vote

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation to allow gays and lesbians to marry i...

Morning Links: Marriage and Drinking

Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Lila Shapiro

-- The marriage fight is fully underway in Rhode Island -- the only state in New England that doesn't allow same-sex couples to marry -- where Rhode I...

State Lawmakers Introduce Marriage Equality Measure

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

By Daniel Lovering Jan 3 (Reuters) - Rhode Island lawmakers introduced a measure on Thursday that would make the state the 10th in the...

Rhode Island Governor Signs Controversial Same Sex Civil Unions Bill

Posted 09.01.2011 | Politics

By Zach Howard PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island -– Rhode Island's governor on Saturday signed into law a controversial bill legalizing same sex civil...

Gay State House Speaker Takes Heat For Marriage Equality Vote

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The protests started as soon as Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox sounded the death knell for gay marriage legislation an...