Christopher Plante

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The stunning demise of gay marriage

This was supposed to be the year.
Two questions for advocates: What happened? What next?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 06, 2011

Will the Catholic Church kill gay marriage?

Rhode Island’s gay marriage moment has finally arrived. And the Catholic Church just might kill it.
Inside the high-stakes battle over same-sex nuptials in Rhode Island
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 25, 2011

Equal rites?

New England has made a pretty good case, in recent years, for America's capital of queer. 
Why has Rhode Island lagged behind the rest of New England on same-sex marriage legislation?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 10, 2009

Abstinence-only proponents need to get real

Although Heritage of Rhode Island’s “Right Time, Right Place” abstinence-based curriculum includes sections on personal values, the overall message is that teenage sexuality is always a negative behavior.
Everyone’s doing it
By GLORIA-JEAN MASCIAROTTE  |  December 27, 2006