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Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed controls the final struggle over gay marriage
It was a lopsided vote.
Tug of war
| February 01, 2013
Gay Marriage: yes or no?
In 32 states, voters have weighed in on same-sex marriage. In 32 states, they have rejected it.
Rhode Island advocates have shunned the ballot box, fearing defeat. Is it time to rec0nsider?
| October 19, 2012
Yes on One? Duh
It would be awesome if this was the last thing I ever had to write about the gay-marriage debate.
You’ve heard all the arguments, seen all the evidence. Are you really still against same-sex marriage?
| September 14, 2012
Will the Senate kill gay marriage — again?
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 lesbia
Yes, it seems — unless this fall’s elections shake up the chamber
| August 10, 2012
Republicans step up to defend equality
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
| July 27, 2012
Strike down the heathen
"There is no basis in nature for a right to sodomy," Michael Heath told the Associated Press in March.
| April 13, 2012
The Phoenix cleans up
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.
| February 17, 2012
Jonathan Lee is back home, creatively and with his activism
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.
A Maine stalwart returns
| November 04, 2011
Review: Question One
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.
Documentary goes behind the scenes in Maine's 2009 gay-marriage fight
| October 28, 2011
A hug beats a nod
Maine may be the whitest state in the country, but it certainly isn't the straightest.
| September 16, 2011
Immortalizing Irene: dressed up to clean up, tales of survival, and blowhards
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 pow
Paging Babe the Blue Ox
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 02, 2011
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.
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| July 29, 2011
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 3
The proposed RIPTA cuts are totally unacceptable
| July 08, 2011
Why New York matters to all couples
When it was announced late Friday that New York lawmakers approved same-sex marriage, I yelled excitedly across the apartment for my wife.
Speaking for us
THOMAS PAGE MCBEE
| July 01, 2011
Theirs is a star-crossed love.
| July 01, 2011
Angry art: ''Rhode Island Blows''
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.
| June 17, 2011
41 years of Pride: It really HAS gotten better
More photos from last year's Pride paradeIt's been 41 years since the first Boston Pride. We take Pride for granted now -- if there are...
| June 11, 2011
The stunning demise of gay marriage
This was supposed to be the year.
Two questions for advocates: What happened? What next?
| May 06, 2011
Is same-sex marriage the 2012 comeback kid?
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.
| April 15, 2011
Westboro Baptist Church chickens out again
The cowardly Westboro Baptist Church hatemonger nutballs who were threatening to picket Seacoast Rep's performance of The Laramie Project last week never showed up, turning...
| February 28, 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
| February 25, 2011
Elementary, my dear Watson
But while the two humans challenging the metal mental giant on TV fared reasonably well, we were forced to admit that mere mortals such as P&J could not take on Watson at its full Linux server-backed power.
What is ... um ...; Satana, dead! Dead!; same-sex redux; talkin' 'bout a revolution
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| February 18, 2011
Westboro Baptist Church targets New Hampshire theater
On the godhatesfags.com website, a Westboro Baptist Church action protesting the performance of The Laramie Project at Seacoast Rep in Portsmouth is slated for next...
| February 17, 2011
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.
Babysitting the Bish; nautical talk; dissing discourse
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| January 14, 2011
Gay marriage ruins everything
That double rainbow is obscured by those double husbands!
Big Fat Whale
| August 20, 2010
California's gay-marriage ban struck down
No doubt Deirdre will have many thoughtful things to say on this subject in the next couple days, but since she's off for the afternoon,...
| August 04, 2010
C'mon Bishop Malone: show some intellectual consistency
Richard Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Portland (which covers all of Maine), wrote an opinion piece in this weekend's Maine Sunday Telegram, addressing climate...
| July 27, 2010
Gay-marriage win; progressive agenda loss?
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 im
| July 16, 2010
The family is society’s glue
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.
Letters to the Portland editor, July 9, 2010
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| July 09, 2010
Federal judge says DOMA violates the Constitution
GLAD is tweeting that Judge Joseph Tauro ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act -- which defines marriage as between one man and one...
| July 08, 2010
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