Rhode Island moves to Gay Marriage Bill to Governor's Desk

  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Apr 25, 2013 1:29 AM GMT
    The Senate and the House passed the Gay Marriage Bill today and the Governor Lincoln Chafee says he'll sign it.

    Here are the four openly gay legislators who co-sponsored the bill.
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    Apr 25, 2013 1:41 AM GMT
    It's passed! great news
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Apr 25, 2013 2:15 AM GMT
    I hope a few RJ members will consider donating to the Victory Fund. Electing LGBT politicians at the local, state, and federal level really does matter.

    http://www.victoryfund.org/home
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    Apr 25, 2013 3:21 AM GMT
    I know the first woman with short hair. She's the nicest. icon_biggrin.gif

    Wicked exciting.
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    Apr 25, 2013 3:30 AM GMT
    It won't go to the governor's desk yet. The bill was amended in the senate, so it goes back to the house committee Tuesday. Assuming it passes, it goes to the full house next Thursday. Assuming that passes, then the governor will sign it. :-)
  • studflyboy87

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    Apr 25, 2013 9:07 AM GMT
    That would make Rhode Island state #10. I heard Delaware is very close as well.
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    Apr 25, 2013 3:15 PM GMT
    Here's an interesting little factoid. All of the Republicans voted for gay marriage, 12 Democrats voted against.
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    Apr 25, 2013 3:23 PM GMT
    mocktwinkles saidHere's an interesting little factoid. All of the Republicans voted for gay marriage, 12 Democrats voted against.


    Thats not going to over well here.
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    Apr 25, 2013 3:30 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
    mocktwinkles saidHere's an interesting little factoid. All of the Republicans voted for gay marriage, 12 Democrats voted against.


    Thats not going to over well here.


    Only if someone's dumb enough to believe all Democrats are perfect. They aren't and these ones will get called out royally. icon_wink.gif

  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Apr 26, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
    mocktwinkles saidHere's an interesting little factoid. All of the Republicans voted for gay marriage, 12 Democrats voted against.


    Thats not going to over well here.


    Well not so fast .... that is true of the Senate vote (where by the way there are only 5 Republicans in the Senate out of I believe a total of 38 members) but not of the House Vote.

    What might be more significant is that the five Republican Members of the RI Senate the very first Democratic or Republican caucus to have ever given unanimous support for a gay marriage bill.
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    Apr 26, 2013 4:14 PM GMT
    Please include the clergy who fought for this, including the Right Rev. Nicholas Knisley, Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island, in your thanks!

    "The State House was OVERWHELMED with faith leaders, clergy and collars. There were three doors leading into the Senate, everyone was flanked by clergy, encouraging and blessing the Senators as they went into the chamber. All you could see was clergy, a sea of clergy. It was wonderful that the Episcopal Bishop was there too. The clergy had key meetings with our biggest Senate targets hours before the vote." - Sharon Groves, HRC