Attending Gay Weddings May Turn Off God And Cause Scandal

By: Friday May 3, 2013 5:08 pm

Shun your gay loved ones on their most important day or you and God may end up on the rocks.  Worse yet, there may be talk in the village.  From Thomas Tobin, Catholic Bishop of Providence: At this moment of cultural change, it is important to affirm the teaching of the Church, based on God’s [...]

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 [...]

Rhode Island’s Gov. Chafee Signs Marriage Equality Bill As Delaware Senate Prepares To Take Final Vote

By: Thursday May 2, 2013 10:56 pm

“To our LGBT family members, friends, and neighbors: at long last, you are free to marry the person you love.“  With these words, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the Rhode Island marriage equality bill into law on Thursday evening. The signing ceremony, held on the front steps of the state capitol, was celebrated by [...]

The Excitement Is Palpable In Rhode Island

By: Tuesday April 30, 2013 8:35 pm

The excitement is palpable in Rhode Island tonight as marriage equality advocates look towards Thursday, when Gov. Lincoln Chafee will sign the marriage equality bill into law. Gov. Chafee just tweeted this invitation to those who wish to witness the birth of the 10th marriage equality state: All are welcome to attend Thursday’s planned #MarriageEquality [...]

MassResistance Trashes National Organization For Marriage

By: Friday April 26, 2013 3:47 pm

In a scathing blog post written the day after Rhode Island became the tenth marriage equality state, the radical-right anti-gay organization MassResistance takes National Organization for Marriage to task for “drop[ping] the ball” in the effort to keep marriage discriminatory: … We admire a lot of what the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) does for [...]

Rhode Island Becomes 10th Marriage Equality State

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 5:45 pm

Love has made New England complete!  Today the Rhode Island Senate passed the marriage equality bill (S 38 sub A), making Rhode Island the 10th state nationally and the last in New England to allow all couples the freedom to marry. The bill was passed by a strongly bipartisan, overwhelming majority of 26-12. An amendment [...]

Unanimous Support For Marriage Equality By Rhode Island State Senate Republican Caucus

By: Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:45 am

The timing couldn’t be better. Just hours before the Judiciary Committee of the Rhode Island state Senate is scheduled to vote on the marriage equality bill (S38), the Senate Republican Caucus has announced their unanimous support for marriage equality. Senate Republicans United for Freedom STATE HOUSE – Our Senate Republican Caucus is deeply committed to [...]

Marriage Trifecta Tuesday

By: Monday April 22, 2013 11:21 am

Tuesday, April 23 promises to be an exciting day for the freedom to marry movement.  Two U.S. states and France are scheduled to take key votes on marriage equality bills.  Already this year, marriage equality has been realized in several Brazilian states, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Uruguay and New Zealand. Delaware [...]

NOM-Rhode Island Woos Senator Dennis Algiere By Attacking Him

By: Sunday April 21, 2013 1:31 pm

The ad may as well have said “Senator Algiere, We’re Coming For You!” The Westerly Sun reports that National Organization for Marriage in Rhode Island took out an over-the-top, full-page ad in the April 9 issue of their paper which read, in part: It is critical that Senator Algiere cast a NO vote on SB [...]

NOM-Rhode Island Endorses Religious-Based Disapproval of Gays

By: Tuesday April 9, 2013 4:25 pm

National Organization for Marriage in Rhode Island has tried to hide its motivation for opposing Rhode Island’s marriage equality bill — a fundamental disapproval of gays — behind the insupportable argument that if gays marry in the state, children will somehow suffer. “Defending marriage does not make anyone anti-gay,” they claim.  They also deny using [...]

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