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Rhode Island Lawmakers Jockey to be House Speaker

POLITICS | By Erika Niedowski and Michelle R. Smith | Mar 23
Two legislators have emerged as candidates to replace RI’s first openly gay House Speaker Gordon Fox after he relinquished the House speakership following FBI raids on his home and office.

First Openly Gay RI House Speaker to Step Down After FBI Raids

POLITICS | By Erika Niedowski | Mar 22
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home.

MERI: Same-Sex Couples Will Legally Marry in R.I. Within Two Years

FAMILY | By Joe Siegel | Dec 20
Ray Sullivan, campaign director of Marriage Equality Rhode Island, told EDGE that he expects nuptials for gays and lesbians will become a reality in the Ocean State within two years.

RI Marriage Equality Advocates Not Giving Up

LOCAL | By Joe Siegel | May 4
Marriage equality advocates on Tuesday, May 3, delivered a message to Rhode Island state lawmakers who blocked a marriage bill this year: We’re putting a political bull’s-eye on your back.

Gay R.I. House Speaker to Introduce Civil Unions Bill

NATIONAL | By Michael K. Lavers | Apr 27
Acknowledging Rhode Island’s marriage equality bill does not have enough votes to pass in the state Senate; gay House Speaker Gordon Fox (D-Providence) announced on Wednesday, April 27, he will sponsor a civil unions bill.

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