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Topic: Same-sex marriage

(Text by Adam Toobin / Herald)


Same-sex marriage ruling could affect R.I.

April 2, 2013 7 comments

The Supreme Court could overturn R.I.’s civil unions and determine if states can legalize marriage.


Editorial: An ever-changing profile

April 1, 2013 3 comments

While the fight for marriage equality is an important topic of discussion and wide popular support is an essential factor the Supreme Court must consider in its deliberations, there are issues in addition to marriage equality that must not be left out of any discussion involving the advancement of LGBTQ rights in the United States.

Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage voiced their opinions to the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. Herald file photo.


Senators hear testimony on same-sex marriage

March 22, 2013 2 comments

The committee is expected to vote on two legislative measures in the coming weeks.


State challenges DOMA constitutionality

March 21, 2013 Comments are Disabled

R.I. joins 14 states to oppose the law, which withholds federal marriage benefits from same-sex couples.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear two pieces of legislation on same-sex marriage today, including the referendum resolution.


Bill would put gay marriage to referendum

March 21, 2013 2 comments

The joint resolution would ask voters to accept or reject an amendment to the state’s constitution.


Same-sex marriage bills face Senate

March 19, 2013 5 comments

Both bills could legalize same-sex marriage, though one would be through a referendum.

Paxson has announced her support for a petition that advocates marriage equality in Rhode Island. Herald file photo.


Paxson endorses same-sex marriage in R.I.

March 13, 2013 7 comments

Paxson’s support is as a ‘local business owner’ and is separate from any University advocacy.

People over the age of 70 showed the least support for same-sex marriage legislation while respondents under 40 had the greatest approval rates. Over 50 percent of all age groups supported the proposed legislation.


Majority supports same-sex marriage

March 5, 2013 Comments are Disabled

The poll found little support for Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14, who faces reelection next year.

About 200 students marched down College Hill yesterday, wearing red and carrying signs to demonstrate their support of same-sex marriage.

Metro, Photo Gallery

Students march to State House in support of same-sex marriage

February 15, 2013 1 comment

Brown and RISD students rallied to urge the R.I. Senate to pass the same-sex marriage bill.


Spotlight on the Statehouse: Jan. 31, 2013

January 31, 2013 Comments are Disabled

Same-sex marriage legislation, which passed the House last week, will likely be stalled in the Senate.