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Gay Marriage: yes or no?

Rhode Island advocates have shunned the ballot box, fearing defeat. Is it time to reconsider?
In 32 states, voters have weighed in on same-sex marriage. In 32 states, they have rejected it.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 17, 2012
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Yes on One? Duh

You’ve heard all the arguments, seen all the evidence. Are you really still against same-sex marriage?
It would be awesome if this was the last thing I ever had to write about the gay-marriage debate.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 12, 2012
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Will the Senate kill gay marriage — again?

Yes, it seems — unless this fall’s elections shake up the chamber
When same-sex marriage legislation died in the General Assembly last summer without so much as a vote, attention focused on openly gay Speaker of the House Gordon Fox. Had he done enough? Had he pulled the plug too soon? Had he failed the gay and lesbian community?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 08, 2012

Republicans step up to defend equality

Gay-Marriage Watch
A group of about 20 Maine Republicans announced their support for same-sex marriage at a press conference on Monday, which advocates hope is "another way of showing how people have changed their minds on this issue over the last few years," according to Matt McTighe, the campaign manager for Mainers United for Marriage.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 25, 2012

Strike down the heathen

“Sodomy-based marriage”
"There is no basis in nature for a right to sodomy," Michael Heath told the Associated Press in March.
By AL DIAMON  |  April 11, 2012

The Phoenix cleans up

Huzzahs
We're just back from the New England Newspaper & Press Association's annual awards gala at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers — $8 beers! — and we've got a nice little stash to report.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 16, 2012
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Jonathan Lee is back home, creatively and with his activism

A Maine stalwart returns
When Jonathan Lee rose from the crowd at the Equality Maine Awards banquet last March to pledge $5000 to the pro-gay marriage effort, it's likely that many people in the room turned their heads in curiosity.
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  November 02, 2011
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Review: Question One

Documentary goes behind the scenes in Maine's 2009 gay-marriage fight
When Joe Fox and James Nubile began work on their documentary, Question One , which covers 2009's gay-marriage battle from inside both camps, they had no idea that Marc Mutty would be such a compelling interviewee.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 26, 2011

A hug beats a nod

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Maine may be the whitest state in the country, but it certainly isn't the straightest.
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  September 14, 2011
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Immortalizing Irene: dressed up to clean up, tales of survival, and blowhards

Paging Babe the Blue Ox  
Phillipe had to endure Irene at Casa Diablo South in Newport. No problems at all, save for a titanic poplar limb, whose size had already led P&J to dub it "Johnny Wadd," falling all the way across the circular driveway and nearly taking down the power lines.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 31, 2011
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Chafee’s number

Gubernatorial Scorecard
This week, we continue with a running feature, the Gubernatorial Scorecard. Every so often, we'll rate Lincoln Chafee from 1 to 10 on both the politics and substance of his most recent maneuverings.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 27, 2011

Bus stopped?

The proposed RIPTA cuts are totally unacceptable
Last week, the Rhode Island chapter of the National Federation of the Blind (NFBRI), sent an email blast to folks around the state, which contained the first two paragraphs of a press release issued by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority on June 30:
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 06, 2011
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Why New York matters to all couples

Speaking for us
When it was announced late Friday that New York lawmakers approved same-sex marriage, I yelled excitedly across the apartment for my wife.    
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  June 29, 2011
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Yankees suck

Failure
Theirs is a star-crossed love.
By KARL STEVENS  |  June 28, 2011
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Angry art: ''Rhode Island Blows''

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A few months back, openly gay Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox backed away from a same-sex marriage bill, which he believed would not pass, and threw his support behind civil unions.
By GREG COOK  |  June 15, 2011



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The stunning demise of gay marriage

Two questions for advocates: What happened? What next?
This was supposed to be the year.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 04, 2011

Is same-sex marriage the 2012 comeback kid?

Crystal ball
A few years ago, the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders — a Boston-based legal advocacy organization — launched a "6 x 12" campaign to secure marriage rights for gay couples across New England by 2012.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 14, 2011



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Will the Catholic Church kill gay marriage?

Inside the high-stakes battle over same-sex nuptials in Rhode Island
Rhode Island’s gay marriage moment has finally arrived. And the Catholic Church just might kill it.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 23, 2011

Elementary, my dear Watson

What is ... um ...; Satana, dead! Dead!; same-sex redux; talkin' 'bout a revolution
Phillipe and Jorge are decades-long fans of the TV game show Jeopardy! Thus, when we heard that there was to be a man-vs.-machine lock-up on the show between a supercomputer named “Watson” and two of the show’s most outstanding past champions, we flexed our mental John Henry muscles and got ready to hammer this upstart junk pile.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 18, 2011



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Diva down!

Babysitting the Bish; nautical talk; dissing discourse
Phillipe and Jorge rushed to the home of our close pal and confidante Bishop Tommy Tobin last weekend with cold compresses and fistfuls of Valium in an effort to tend to our well-accessorized dogmatist in a time of trouble.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 12, 2011
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Gay marriage ruins everything

Big Fat Whale
That double rainbow is obscured by those double husbands!
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  August 19, 2010



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Gay-marriage win; progressive agenda loss?

Court Complications
Gay-rights supporters won a huge victory on July 8, when a federal judge in Boston ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — the federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman, thereby denying legally married same-sex couples important federal benefits — was unconstitutional because it violated two Amendments, the Fifth and the Tenth.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 19, 2010

The family is society’s glue

Letters to the Portland editor, July 9, 2010
Mr. Inglis's article in the June 25 edition of that paragon-peddler of urban vice, the Phoenix , launches a journalistic battle in his article on the war on "progress" by the unholy alliance of the conservative right.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 07, 2010



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