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Rhode Island: Same-sex marriage bill heading for final vote

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  1. I’m very happy for Rhode Islanders :-)

    Can’t help to compare the speed of the progress for this bill with the UK bill that was just postponed to the autumn session of the parliament… (and that’s still only House of Commons!).

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 1 May 2013, 12:03pm

      Alex, I’m shocked about the postponement. I’m on the Parliament equal marriage update mailing list Haven’t received anything to that effect. What were the reasons given? Obviously something is afoot to try and shelve it by the likes of Loughton and Burrowes undoubtedly.

      1. Thats a bit worrying. I hope you manage to find out about it Robert, please let us know if there is anything we can do the help.

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 1 May 2013, 11:55am

    Interesting to see civil unions being ditched. Yet another piece of evidence that they are not equal to marriage. Anti-equal marriage supporters in the UK take note. They can spin them all they want as a convenient excuse not to introduce equal marriage but they’re not equal and never will be and they are not about equality either.

    1. Funnily enough, some opponents such as the Islamic council of Britain, Cardinal O’Brien and Ann Widdecombe were against civil unions aswell back in 2004

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 1 May 2013, 1:22pm

        As were most Tories.

  3. Jen Marcus 1 May 2013, 12:24pm

    I think I better move to New England!

    1. Whats wrong with Old England? We’ll have it here soon next year. The Lords will whinge about it for a while but I doubt theyll vote it down

    2. New England’s pretty dull, though. Moving here for the gay rights is like downing a bottle of cooking sherry for the buzz.

  4. Fingers Dx all round. double figures at last :-)

  5. Widdershins 1 May 2013, 10:04pm

    14 countries voted created marriage equality laws as a country, not the good ol’ US of A though. They’ve got to do it state by state.

  6. Gays getting married 1, bigots 0!!!!!!!

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