What do you do with an employee who failed to stop Washington state from becoming one of the first in the nation to approve a marriage equality law at the ballot box in 2012, and then in 2013 failed to stop the passage of another marriage equality law in his own home state of Rhode Island?
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Sunday September 22, 2013 7:00 pm|
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday August 12, 2013 12:10 pm|
You never used to hear Brian Brown, Rick Santorum, Ken Hutcherson or Chris Plante admit that they’re losing the national debate on marriage equality. They are now. Mr. Santorum openly admits it, while the rest try to hide it. However, if you listen closely you can hear that their remarks are premised in defeat, and their shrinking audiences consist of like-minded people who need no persuading.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Friday May 3, 2013 6:00 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.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Friday April 26, 2013 4:32 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.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Sunday April 21, 2013 6:40 pm|
The ad may as well have said “Senator Algiere, We’re Coming For You!”
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Thursday January 24, 2013 5:45 pm|
Nothing like slinging insults at the very people you’re trying to persuade, especially when you allege that you have the edge on morality. Something tells me that most Rhode Island legislators know better than to give any mind to the anti-gay animus peddled by this Washington, D.C.-based organization.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Sunday January 13, 2013 4:15 pm|
Rhode Island remains the only state in New England that doesn’t allow same-sex couples to marry. Hoping to remedy that situation this year, state Rep. Arthur Handy (D-Cranston) and Sen. Donna Nesselbush (D-Pawtucket) have introduced marriage equality bills into the state’s House and Senate.
Passage of the bill seems assured in the House, with 42 of Rhode Island’s 75 state representatives signing onto H 5015 as original co-sponsors. The Senate version of the bill has 11 original co-sponsors in the 38-member chamber.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Thursday May 24, 2012 3:10 pm|
It’s been apparent from the outset that Referendum 74 will qualify for the November ballot. After all, very few referendum campaigns don’t collect the required 120,577 voter signatures since it is such a low percentage of the total registered voters in the state. Once on the ballot, R-74 will ask voters to approve or reject Washington’s recently-passed civil marriage equality law.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Thursday May 3, 2012 12:35 pm|