Monday, April 29, 2013
Rhode Island legislators approved same-sex marriage and heard bills on stopping Sakonnet Bridge tolls last week.
For more information on any of these reports, visit http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/News/ Senate approves same-sex marriage bill In a 26-12 vote, the Senate approved legislation allowing same-sex couples to wed in Rhode Island, effective Aug. 1. The bills (2013-S 0038A, 2013-H 5015B), sponsored by Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush (D-Dist. 15, Pawtucket, North Providence) and Rep. Arthur Handy (D-Dist. 18, Cranston), still have to clear an additional House vote before they can be sent to the governor. That vote is tentatively expected Thursday, following a Judiciary Committee vote on Tuesday. Both Republican Senators representing Bristol voted in favor of the measure, while Democratic Sen. Walter Felag voted "no." Click here to see news release. …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Writings on the marriage debate by local lawyer Adam Thayer.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Musings on marriage equality by blogger Adam Thayer.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Did you change your Facebook page or wear red today to support same-sex marriage? Upload a pic here to show your support!
If you visited Facebook today, you likely saw red - but not the for the usual reasons. Many Facebook users changed their profile pictures on Tuesday to a pink equal sign with a red background in support of same-sex marriage. Did you change your picture or wear red? Show your support for same-sex marriage by uploading the same equal-sign picture above or a picture of you wearing red. To upload, just click on the green "upload photos and videos" button. Let us know if you support or oppose same-sex marriage bills in the comment section below! The social media change comes as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up Proposition 8, California’s gay marriage ban. In 2008, Californian residents voted in support of Proposition 8, which banned same-…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The state House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote on the controversial measure for 3 pm on Jan. 22.
Tuesday, January 22
A vote by the State House Judiciary committee on a bill allowing same-sex marriage in Rhode Island is scheduled for a vote Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m., the General Assembly Press Bureau announced. The "Equal Access to Marriage" bill — submitted in the House by Cranston Rep. Arthur Handy and co-sponsored by Rep. Kenneth A. Marshall (D-Dist. 68, Bristol, Warren) — would make Rhode Island the last state in New England to allow same-sex marriages, and would recognize any civil unions as marriages. Tiverton and Little Compton representatives have all signed the bill in support. According to a release from the General Assembly Press Bureau, "no further testimony will be taken at this hearing." The agenda for today's hearing is attached to this …