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    Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Allow Gay, Lesbian Couples to Marry

    Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Allow Gay, Lesbian Couples to Marry
    Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Allow Gay, Lesbian Couples to Marry - News - The Litchfield County Times

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has become the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, after a 16-year effort to extend marriage rights in this heavily Roman Catholic state.

    Gays, lesbians, their friends and families erupted into cheers Thursday following a final 56-15 vote in the Rhode Island House, and then again an hour later when Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the bill into law on the Statehouse steps.
    The day was bittersweet for Deborah Tevyaw, whose wife, state corrections officer Pat Baker, succumbed to lung cancer two years ago. Months before she died, Baker, relying on an oxygen tank, angrily told lawmakers that it was unfair that Tevyaw wasn't considered her wife in Rhode Island despite their marriage in Massachusetts.
    thats terrible, complete BS

    Supporters framed the issue as one of civil rights, arguing in daylong legislative hearings that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and protections given to opposite-sex married couples. The Catholic Church was the most significant opponent, with Bishop Thomas Tobin urging lawmakers to defeat what he called an "immoral and unnecessary" change to traditional marriage law

    The Rhode Island legislation states that religious institutions may set their own rules regarding who is eligible to marry within the faith and specifies that no religious leader is obligated to officiate at any marriage ceremony and no religious group is required to provide facilities or services related to a gay marriage.

    While ministers already cannot be forced to marry anyone, the exemption helped assuage concerns from some lawmakers that clergy could face lawsuits for abiding by their religious convictions.
    wasted legislation to please a strawman argument.

    Well 10 down!

    Oh happy days! more equality achieved, good job Rhode Island!

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    Re: Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Allow Gay, Lesbian Couples to Marry

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Allow Gay, Lesbian Couples to Marry
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    thats terrible, complete BS



    wasted legislation to please a strawman argument.

    Well 10 down!

    Oh happy days! more equality achieved, good job Rhode Island!

    back up links:
    Rhode Island becomes tenth state to make same-sex marriage legal – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
    Rhode Island legalizes same-sex marriage | Fox News

    homos should have the right to marry...blacks got the vote...it took a long time...
    you should understand this analogy and think about that....

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    Re: Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Allow Gay, Lesbian Couples to Marry

    You can't stop the signal.
    Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.

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    Re: Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Allow Gay, Lesbian Couples to Marry

    I know I keep saying this but...

    Another victory in the fight for equality and freedom.

    For those who continue to stand against equality and freedom I have one thing for you...


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    Re: Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Allow Gay, Lesbian Couples to Marry

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I know I keep saying this but...

    Another victory in the fight for equality and freedom.

    For those who continue to stand against equality and freedom I have one thing for you...

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep, i dont even think its going to take 40 years but yes that much time will add to the stupidity.
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    Re: Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Allow Gay, Lesbian Couples to Marry

    yeah well the blacks got the right to vote...but are they abusing that privilege...

    same with the homos, it could backfire on us

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    Re: Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Allow Gay, Lesbian Couples to Marry

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Dr.Who~ View Post
    yeah well the blacks got the right to vote...but are they abusing that privilege...

    same with the homos, it could backfire on us


    Give us a few of the horrifying possibilities that, as you see it, could result from granting the the legal ability to marry to the 2%-4% of the population that could be definitely be designated as "homos"...................

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    Re: Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Allow Gay, Lesbian Couples to Marry

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I know I keep saying this but...

    Another victory in the fight for equality and freedom.

    For those who continue to stand against equality and freedom I have one thing for you...

    Honestly it wouldn't surprise me if a few are in both pics. What does surprise me is politicians bothering with and accomplishing this so close to the SCOTUS ruling. I know in MI it's being postponed until after.

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    Re: Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Allow Gay, Lesbian Couples to Marry

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Give us a few of the horrifying possibilities that, as you see it, could result from granting the the legal ability to marry to the 2%-4% of the population that could be definitely be designated as "homos"...................
    Probably is thinking noah's ark v2

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    Re: Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Allow Gay, Lesbian Couples to Marry

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Honestly it wouldn't surprise me if a few are in both pics. What does surprise me is politicians bothering with and accomplishing this so close to the SCOTUS ruling. I know in MI it's being postponed until after.


    It's sort of taken on a life of it's own, especially because any respect for the SC vanished long ago in alot of the country due to it's having becoming just a tool of the Right............

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