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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?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 19, 2012
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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?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 14, 2012
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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
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  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
Gay-Marriage Watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  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.
“Sodomy-based marriage”
By AL DIAMON  |  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.
Huzzahs
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 17, 2012
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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
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  November 04, 2011
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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
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 28, 2011

A hug beats a nod

Maine may be the whitest state in the country, but it certainly isn't the straightest.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  September 16, 2011
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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  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 02, 2011


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Chafee’s number

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.
Gubernatorial Scorecard
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 29, 2011

Bus stopped?

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
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 08, 2011
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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
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  July 01, 2011
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Yankees suck

Theirs is a star-crossed love.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  July 01, 2011
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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.
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By GREG COOK  |  June 17, 2011


41 years of Pride: It really HAS gotten better

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...
By David Eisenberg  |  June 11, 2011
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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

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.
Crystal ball
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  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...
By Jeff Inglis  |  February 28, 2011
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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


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
By 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...
By Jeff Inglis  |  February 17, 2011
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Diva down!

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
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 14, 2011
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Gay marriage ruins everything

That double rainbow is obscured by those double husbands!
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By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  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,...
By Jeff Inglis  |  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...
By Jeff Inglis  |  July 27, 2010
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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
Court Complications
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  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.
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By 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...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  July 08, 2010