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Civil Unions pass the Rhode Island House of Representatives by a vote of 62 to 11

Civil Unions pass the Rhode Island House of Representatives by a vote of 62 to 11

"Today, I am asked to choose between equality and rights, it’s not an easy choice. I have to look at my husband….and say, "I’m sorry honey, I’m going to vote for something that ignores our legal marriage and makes us second class citizens."

- My friend Rep. Frank Ferri speaking about the civil unions vote on the RI House floor

yay marriage equality supporters in Rhode Island
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yay marriage equality supporters in Rhode Island

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RI Gov. Carcieri Vetos Hate Crimes Bill Expansion ⇢

Yet again Rhode Island’s Gov. Carcieri has proven he is a giant ass when it comes to passing any kind of law relating to the LGBT community. Late Tuesday night he vetoed adding ” ‘bigotry and bias’ against people based on their ‘gender identity’ to the state’s official list of hate crimes”. 

Some of you may remember, last year Carcieri vetoed an expansion of the funeral planning bill that would have allowed same-sex partners to make funeral arrangements. Thankfully that veto was overturned by the legislature in January.

Having recently moved out of Rhode Island I have thought a lot about Carcieri and what purpose these vetos serve, especially since these actions do not represent the majority of Rhode Islanders.  My only thought is that he is trying to set himself up to be a national player as an uber-conservative darling that kept the “liberals” at bay in a very blue state. 

Keep an eye on this one…. he has bigger plans.

Happy Pride Weekend Rhode Island!!  First time in 5 years that we were not in Providence to celebrate, but love seeing the photo of the state house all lit up in celebration.
heathyxxo: Rhode Island State House supports Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender people!

Happy Pride Weekend Rhode Island!!  First time in 5 years that we were not in Providence to celebrate, but love seeing the photo of the state house all lit up in celebration.

heathyxxo: Rhode Island State House supports Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender people!

MERI Join the Impact Rally 
Going through my old pride photos on Flickr and found a lot from other rallies and actions that I have decided to include in my month of posting old pictures leading up to NYC pride. 
I love the message on this sign and the family that created it was amazing!  NOM big wigs came to our little rally (we had Maggie & Brian) and this family took every opportunity to show NOM their welcoming message.  

MERI Join the Impact Rally 

Going through my old pride photos on Flickr and found a lot from other rallies and actions that I have decided to include in my month of posting old pictures leading up to NYC pride. 

I love the message on this sign and the family that created it was amazing!  NOM big wigs came to our little rally (we had Maggie & Brian) and this family took every opportunity to show NOM their welcoming message.  

Source: Flickr / rauchdickson

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