RI lawmakers to vote on gay marriage

Apr 24, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

State lawmakers in Rhode Island could decide whether the nation's smallest state becomes the 10th to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.

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Senate convenes at 4 pm to debate & vote on the bill.

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All 5 GOP senators support the bill, so the only NO votes should be the 5 Dems already on record as opposed.

This could be a 33-5 slam dunk vote!
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Apr 24, 2013
 
do all males in rI like it in the arse

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do all males in rI like it in the arse
Why, are you considering a move there in order to fit in better?

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The religious freak is quoting the bible on the Senate floor ad nauseum.

Someone needs to tell him he's not in church.

At least they already voted down an amendment to send it to the voters.

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Apr 24, 2013
 
Passed 26-12!

Rhode Island becomes the 10th state to pass marriage equality!!

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Apr 24, 2013
 
It's done. 26-12, marriage equality passes in Rhode Island senate. Next stop, Governor Chaffee's ceremonial signing!!!!!

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Apr 24, 2013
 
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It's done. 26-12, marriage equality passes in Rhode Island senate. Next stop, Governor Chaffee's ceremonial signing!!!!!
Still has to go back to the House Judiciary Committee (Tuesday), then onto the RI house (Thursday)according to the Providence Journal.

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Apr 24, 2013
 
Edio wrote:
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Still has to go back to the House Judiciary Committee (Tuesday), then onto the RI house (Thursday)according to the Providence Journal.
According to GLAAD:
Governor Chafee has already pledged to sign the bill into law after it is reconciled with the House version.

This truly is an historic moment.

In 2008, on the 5th anniversary of GLAD's Goodridge decision that made Massachusetts the first state where same-sex couples could marry, we pledged to see marriage equality in all six New England States by 2012.

Some called it too ambitious - but we knew the people of New England could make it happen.

And here we are, just past 2012, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Goodridge - and all six New England states are about to be in the win column for equality.

New England is poised to be a marriage equality zone, a beacon of justice and fairness for the rest of our country. And the day will come when that equality zone encompasses all fifty states and the federal government.

Marriage means so much. And soon, Rhode Island's same-sex couples and their families will see their commitment recognized and celebrated in their home state.

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Apr 24, 2013
 
Ooops.....it's GLAD, my bad......lol!!

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Apr 24, 2013
 
WHOOP WHOOP!

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According to GLAAD:
Governor Chafee has already pledged to sign the bill into law after it is reconciled with the House version.
This truly is an historic moment.
In 2008, on the 5th anniversary of GLAD's Goodridge decision that made Massachusetts the first state where same-sex couples could marry, we pledged to see marriage equality in all six New England States by 2012.
Some called it too ambitious - but we knew the people of New England could make it happen.
And here we are, just past 2012, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Goodridge - and all six New England states are about to be in the win column for equality.
New England is poised to be a marriage equality zone, a beacon of justice and fairness for the rest of our country. And the day will come when that equality zone encompasses all fifty states and the federal government.
Marriage means so much. And soon, Rhode Island's same-sex couples and their families will see their commitment recognized and celebrated in their home state.
While GLAD didn't quite make 2012, I think we've exceeded expectations.(I think most of us considered all of New England by 2012 too ambitious, anyway.) By the tenth anniversary of Goodridge, however, we are likely to count the entire Northeast except Pennsylvania as marriage equality states. We will likely also have Illinois and California, plus we already have Iowa. That will make 14 states plus DC by year end. That's over 1/4.

Just amazing in only ten years.

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While GLAD didn't quite make 2012, I think we've exceeded expectations.(I think most of us considered all of New England by 2012 too ambitious, anyway.) By the tenth anniversary of Goodridge, however, we are likely to count the entire Northeast except Pennsylvania as marriage equality states. We will likely also have Illinois and California, plus we already have Iowa. That will make 14 states plus DC by year end. That's over 1/4.
Just amazing in only ten years.
I would have to agree and hopefully we can see more positive changes in the next couple of years as well......hopefully the Southern States won't take to long to join the rest of the Country!!!

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I would have to agree and hopefully we can see more positive changes in the next couple of years as well......hopefully the Southern States won't take to long to join the rest of the Country!!!
The Southern states will be dragged into the 21rst century the same way they were dragged into the 20'th century. I just hope it doesn't take another 75 years.

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The Southern states will be dragged into the 21rst century the same way they were dragged into the 20'th century. I just hope it doesn't take another 75 years.
Yes, I would agree with ya.......which is just sad!!!

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This nation won't be here in 75 years.
It has been here for 237 years this July and it will be here still be here in 75 years and growing stronger every day.......remember that the United States is still a young Country and it has to go through growing pains....... especially with idiots like yourself being allowed to vote and voice your opinion!!!

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There is an article on the left leaning websource called the daily beast that asserts we will INDEED have a population problem going forward. That does not include the nuclear calamaty to come.
You are a danger to the human race, PERIOD!
You do know that we are in more danger of having an OVER-population crisis than a UNDER-population crisis, right?

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Barry Soetoro wrote:
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There is an article on the left leaning websource called the daily beast that asserts we will INDEED have a population problem going forward. That does not include the nuclear calamaty to come.
You are a danger to the human race, PERIOD!
Sorry, I'm NOT a danger to the Human Race......however idiots like yourself are more a danger because of your idiotic ideas and comments......hell, you might even act on them......but somehow with over 4 million babies being born each year........we don't appear to have a population shortage!!!
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nhjeff wrote:
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The Southern states will be dragged into the 21rst century the same way they were dragged into the 20'th century. I just hope it doesn't take another 75 years.
Even here in TX times are changing rapidly. Obama won Dallas, San Antonio and AUstin in the election.

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Sandy LJ Beach wrote:
<quoted text>Even here in TX times are changing rapidly. Obama won Dallas, San Antonio and AUstin in the election.
And Hillary will win the entire state of Texas in 2016!

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