R.I.‘s dueling marriage bills elicit personal stories

The Providence Journal
February 27, 2009

In a pained voice in a packed hearing room, Mark S. Goldberg talked about his months-long battle last fall to convince state authorities to release to him the body of his partner of 17 years, Ron Hanby, so he could grant his wish for cremation -- only to have that request rejected too because "we were not legally married or blood relatives." [Link]