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 Wednesday August 14, 2013 2:00 pm|
In short, Bishop Tobin was so opposed to marriage equality that he was willing to lie about the reach of Supreme Court decisions, back a ridiculous poison pill amendment, and say that marriage equality would not just hurt the state of Rhode Island but injure one’s personal relationship with God.
Yet Bishop Tobin’s loathing of marriage equality and Democrats’ support of it wasn’t enough to prompt him to leave the Democratic Party.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Thursday July 4, 2013 3:30 pm|
How sad to see Rhode Island state senators reducing themselves to ankle-biting.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Saturday May 4, 2013 12:20 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.
|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 May 3, 2013 5:55 am|
“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.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Tuesday April 30, 2013 7:15 pm|
The excitement is palpable in Rhode Island as marriage equality advocates look towards Thursday, when Gov. Lincoln Chafee will sign the marriage equality bill into 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 Tuesday April 23, 2013 7:35 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 Republic Caucus has announced their unanimous support for marriage equality.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday April 22, 2013 1:05 pm|
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.