Postedon Jan 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm
Bob Kerr reports on Tony and Sylvia DeLuca will go to the State House to testify in support of the bill legalizing marriage equality in Rhode Island.
Kerr: "They attended the wedding of their daughter Luisa to her partner Brenda Harvey last June in Provincetown, Mass., where marriage is as it should be — a matter of love and commitment between two people."
Postedon Jan 24, 2011 at 09:30 am
A handful of U.S. states are poised to take up the issue of marriage equality afresh, due largely to incoming lawmakers who may tip the balance in favor of the controversial measure.
"The work of persuasion, of personal conversations, of talking to lawmakers and mobilizing against a well-funded anti-gay opposition" are among the primary tasks for the lobbying group Freedom to Marry, said founder Evan Wolfson. "With the freedom to marry within reach this year in states such as New York, Maryland and Rhode Island, now is the time to have those conversations and move marriage forward," he said.
Postedon Jan 11, 2011 at 03:00 pm
The local chapter of the National Organization for Marriage plans to launch a $100,000 TV advertising campaign aimed at defeating the legalization of marriage for same-sex couples in Rhode Island.
Postedon Jan 11, 2011 at 01:00 pm
Elected officials who are Catholic are stepping up to support marriage equality—often despite heavy-handed tactics by the Catholic hierarchy.
Political figures know that Catholics in the electorate continue to grow in their acceptance of marriage equality for LGBT people.
Postedon Jan 07, 2011 at 09:30 am
A summary of the status of marriage equality legislation in Rhode island in 2011. The battle kicked off yesterday when state Representative Art Handy and state Senator Rhoda Perry introduced marriage equality bills.
Evan Wolfson: “We are certainly very hopeful.”
Postedon Jan 06, 2011 at 11:00 am
The drive to legalize the freedom to marry in Rhode Island will begin anew on Thursday, with the re-introduction in the House of a bill to honor the marriages of same-sex couples.
Postedon Jan 05, 2011 at 01:30 pm
The newly-elected governor of Rhode Island has used his first speech to urge the legalization of the freedom to marry:
"When marriage equality is the law in Rhode Island, we honor our forefathers who risked their lives and fortune in the pursuit of human equality. Rhode Island today must be as welcoming to all as [founder] Roger Williams intended it to be. Mark my words, these two actions will do more for economic growth in our state than any economic development loan."