Same Sex Marriage

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Wedding bells?

There is little mystery where your superior correspondents stand on marriage equality. We are for it, as we have been for full equality and rights for Vo Dilanduhs of all sexual orientations for the entire 33 years of this column.
Another step toward equality; Big @#!%-ing Papi; musical musings
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 26, 2013

Out In Maine - March 2013

Out In Maine's March 2013 issue - the Wedding Issue, celebrating same-sex marriage in the Pine Tree State
 The Wedding Issue
By OUT IN MAINE  |  March 27, 2013

The origin of the bread-and-milk thing; same-sex marriage musings

Thirty-five years after the Blizzard of '78, the memories are remarkably fresh.
The Blizzard
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 08, 2013

Maine’s same-sex couples get a New Year’s present

Happy New Year, indeed. On November 6, Mainers United for Marriage celebrated as our state became the first to use a popular election to allow committed same-sex couples to receive a marriage license. On Monday, advocates cheered again, when they heard
License to Wed
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 07, 2012

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

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


After this week’s elections, is same-sex marriage dead?

Elections matter. And on Tuesday, Rhode Island's Democratic primary did not go well for the state's same-sex marriage advocates.
Primary Day
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 14, 2012

Challenging the cinematic norms of gay culture

There's no doubt that this fall will bring heated debates about gay rights, as Mainers vote on giving same-sex couples the right to marry.
Film Series
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 31, 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
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 10, 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

'It's Halftime in America'

Karl Rove is pissed off, and for once we can understand why.  
Plus, same-sex marriage's latest boost  
By EDITORIAL  |  February 10, 2012


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

Gay Marriage Proponents Target Reed

A coalition of local and national advocates for same-sex marriage have launched a campaign urging Senator Jack Reed to join the other three members of...
By David Scharfenberg  |  September 27, 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  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 02, 2011

Langevin Backs DOMA Repeal

Congressman James Langevin, who had long supported civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, made a bit of a splash in May when he went a...
By David Scharfenberg  |  August 30, 2011

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

Marriage madness

Around 300 BC, the Greek dramatist Menander wrote something that, roughly translated, reads, "Marriage, to tell the truth, is an evil, but it is a necessary evil."
The homophobe agenda
By AL DIAMON  |  July 22, 2011
NY list

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
NY governor Andrew Cuomo

Freedom to marry

At last, good news. After demoralizing reversals in California, Oregon, Maine, and Rhode Island, New York's stunning decision to legalize same-sex marriage rekindles hope in the hearts of decent folk across the nation who are working and waiting for the
New York's inspiring move. Plus, gaming.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 01, 2011


Faithful readers - I'll be out of action for the next couple of weeks, but keep an eye on this space. If all goes according...
By David Scharfenberg  |  June 27, 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.
Design Dept.
By GREG COOK  |  June 17, 2011

On Chafee's Relevance

The death of Governor Chafee's two-tiered sales tax proposal and the gay marriage bill he advocated have prompted more than a few declarations of irrelevance. But with...
By David Scharfenberg  |  June 14, 2011

Gallup Poll Finds Majority Support for Gay Marriage

A day after Rhode Island's House of Representatives passed a compromise civil unions measure, as widely expected, Gallup has released a poll finding - for...
By David Scharfenberg  |  May 20, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Today the first legally wed same-sex couples celebrate their seventh anniversary. Congratulations! Amazing, really, how little attention is paid to this date -- even the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  May 17, 2011

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

Fischer Quits MERI

Bill Fischer, spokesman for Marriage Equality Rhode Island (MERI) - the state's leading same-sex marriage lobby - has resigned from the group out of frustration over its...
By David Scharfenberg  |  May 04, 2011

MERI to Hold Rally Tomorrow

Pro-gay marriage advocacy group MERI, which hasn't yet given up on same-sex nuptials legislation, is planning a rally at the State House tomorrow at 4:30...
By David Scharfenberg  |  May 02, 2011

The Civil Unions Choice

The Catholic Church's opposition to civil unions, reaffirmed in a new editorial in the Rhode Island Catholic newspaper, presents Catholic lawmakers with a quandary around...
By David Scharfenberg  |  April 29, 2011

GLAD Slams Fox on Gay Marriage

GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders), which has been active on the gay marriage push in Rhode Island, is slamming openly gay Speaker of...
By David Scharfenberg  |  April 27, 2011

NOM-RI Documentary

It ain't exactly James O'Keefe - it's milder, not as covert, and it comes from the left. But it's interesting nonetheless: an interview with Christopher...
By David Scharfenberg  |  April 19, 2011