Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Status of marriage-equality legislation in Rhode Island

10/18/09 The Providence Journal:
Saturday, gay-rights supporters from all of the New England states except Maine joined Rhode Island activists in trying to advance the cause of marriage equality in the Ocean State. It is one of the most volatile issues the legislature has faced. In a brief interview on the State House steps, Kathy J. Kushnir, executive director of Marriage Equality Rhode Island, said she does not believe that the General Assembly will enact a gay-marriage law this year [see this failed legislation] but that she hopes it will at least pass legislation, currently pending, that would give same-sex partners the right to claim the bodies of and make funeral arrangements for their loved ones.

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