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MERI: Same-Sex Couples Will Legally Marry in R.I. Within Two Years

FAMILY | By Joe Siegel | Dec 20
Ray Sullivan, campaign director of Marriage Equality Rhode Island, told EDGE that he expects nuptials for gays and lesbians will become a reality in the Ocean State within two years.

R.I. Civil Unions Law Elicits Lukewarm Response from Same-Sex Couples

FAMILY | By Joe Siegel | Jul 12
LGBT Rhode Islanders have given their state’s recently signed civil unions law a lukewarm reception.

2011: A Tumultuous Year (So Far) for R.I. LGBT Activists

LOCAL | By Joe Siegel | Jul 3
2011 can arguably be described as the best of times and the worst of times for Rhode Island’s LGBT activist community.

Should R.I. lawmakers place marriage equality on the ballot?

NATIONAL | By Joe Siegel | Feb 3
State Rep. Jon Brien (D-Woonsocket) plans to introduce a bill that would place a constitutional amendment on the 2012 ballot that would allow Rhode Island to only recognize marriages between a man and a woman.

Cicilline, Chafee win in R.I.

NATIONAL | By Joe Siegel | Nov 3
Providence Mayor David Cicilline will become the fourth openly gay person on Capitol Hill after he defeated state Rep. John Loughlin in his bid to succeed Congressman Patrick Kennedy.

Chafee: Let’s get marriage equality passed

NATIONAL | By Peter Cassels | Oct 18
Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee told a group of LGBT supporters in Pawtucket on Saturday, Oct. 16, he would work with state lawmakers to make marriage equality a reality.

Chafee’s RI gubernatorial bid could gain LGBT support

NATIONAL | By Joe Siegel | Jan 18
The former U.S. Senator, who has endorsed marriage for same-sex couples, announced his gubernatorial candidacy on Jan. 4.

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