Senator Jack Reed will cosponsor DOMA repeal

Hours after President Barack Obama announced his support for the freedom to marry, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) pledged to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act.

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Senator Reed: 104 days ≠ “very shortly”

104 days ago, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) said he would decide "very shortly" whether or not he would cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn DOMA. But 104 days later, he's still deciding. What's the hold up, Senator Reed?

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He said he would decide… but when?

Nearly one month ago, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) said he would decide "very quickly" whether or not he would cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act. But after we delivered hundreds of constituent signatures to his office over a week ago, we're still waiting.

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Rhode Islanders ask Senator Reed to cosponsor DOMA repeal

Today, Freedom to Marry along with Courage Campaign, Marriage Equality Rhode Island, and Ocean State Action, will deliver hundreds of signatures to Senator Reed's office in support of the Respect for Marriage Act.

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Rhode Islanders call on Senator Reed to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act

Since the launch of our joint campaign with Marriage Equality Rhode Island, Ocean State Action, and Courage Campaign last week, over 1,000 Rhode Islanders have called on Senator Jack Reed to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act.

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UPDATE: Senator Reed will decide if he will cosponsor DOMA repeal “very shortly”

One day after Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign, Marriage Equality Rhode Island, and Ocean State Action called on Senator Jack Reed to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, his office announced that he will make his decision "very shortly"

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Senator Reed: It’s time to repeal DOMA

Freedom to Marry is joining with Marriage Equality Rhode Island, Ocean State Action, and Courage Campaign to urge Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that will overturn DOMA.

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Federal update: Record number of Respect for Marriage Act cosponsors

With the addition of Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Rep. Tim Walz (D-RI) as cosponsors to the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill to repeal DOMA has a record number of cosponsors in the House.

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National Marriage Groups Ask Chafee to Veto Civil Union Bill

Today, Freedom to Marry joined Marriage Equality Rhode Island (MERI) and prominent national marriage equality advocates to call on Gov. Lincoln Chafee to veto the civil union legislation is the Rhode Island Senate passes the bill with the controversial and discriminatory Corvese Amendment included.

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Standing up for marriage in Rhode Island

Hundreds of Rhode Islanders who are unwilling to accept the second-class status imposed by civil union are expected to let their voices be heard at a rally to be held today, Tuesday, May 3, at 4:30pm outside the Statehouse.

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