NOM-RI: “Rhode Island is not that big a deal”

By: Friday May 3, 2013 12:20 pm

Apparently the joke is on anyone who gave time or treasure to National Organization for Marriage in Rhode Island, the group that has spent the past five years trying to block passage of Rhode Island’s new marriage equality law.  Here’s what NOM-RI’s executive director Chris Plante told New York Times after Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the [...]

NOM-Rhode Island Backs Poison Pill Amendment That Establishes Marriage Equality

By: Friday March 15, 2013 9:37 am

In an unexpected move the National Organization for Marriage in Rhode Island, the organization dedicated to barring same-sex couples from civil marriage, is now backing a proposed state constitutional amendment that would not only legalize marriage for same-sex couples, but enshrine that right in the state’s constitution. The constitutional amendment (S 708), filed yesterday by Sen [...]

Another Rhode Island Marriage Amendment That Not Even NOM Wants

By: Thursday March 14, 2013 11:28 am

Yesterday Providence Journal reported that a hearing date of March 21 has been set for the Rhode Island marriage equality bill (S 38) in the Senate Committee on Judiciary.  The Rhode Island state House passed its version of the marriage bill (H 5015) in late January by an overwhelming majority of 51 to 19. Also [...]

NOM – Rhode Island Shows Weakness by Trumpeting DOA Constitutional Amendment

By: Thursday January 24, 2013 2:44 pm

Talk about too little too late. With the Rhode Island marriage bill expected to pass in the state House later this afternoon, NOM – Rhode Island has just announced that “Sen. Ciccone introduces legislation to put SSM before voters”. The legislation is actually a resolution (S 0096) that would place an anti-marriage equality constitutional amendment [...]

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