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."
Postedon Jan 04, 2011 at 11:30 am
The drive to legalize the freedom to marry — among other items — has set the stage for months of late-night hearings and high-stakes battles in the Rhode Island State House.
Postedon Nov 24, 2010 at 11:00 am
In a letter sent by an aide on behalf of Lincoln Chafee, the Rhode Island Governor-elect's longtime position on the freedom to marry was clearly restated: "The governor elect feels that the issue should be addressed as soon as possible by the General Assembly, and does not believe that the question should be decided by a ballot referendum.”
Postedon Nov 11, 2010 at 09:30 am
Following the recent gubernatorial election of self-proclaimed gay-rights champion Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14, the 2011 political stage is finally set for the passage of a freedom to marry bill in Rhode Island.
Postedon Nov 08, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Despite the first two years of the Obama administration leaving progressives dissatisfied, Evan Wolfson points out: '"Even if we can’t get the political advances, we have a tremendous opportunity to do the public engagement work that absolutely needs to be done in order to lay the foundation for the defensive fights we might have to endure and for when the political climate changes."
Postedon Nov 08, 2010 at 08:00 am
Many of Freedom to Marry’s Voices for Equality figured prominently in the 2010 election cycle.
Have you checked out our over 1300 VFEs lately?