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R.I. speaker Gordon Fox to step down after FBI raids

| Sunday, March 23, 2014
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox, who became the nation's first openly gay House speaker in 2010 is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home as part of a criminal investigation that they would not detail.

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Rhode Island Senate leader: Religious exemptions key to marriage debate

| Friday, January 25, 2013
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The fate of marriage equality legislation in Rhode Island could hinge on the exemptions it affords religious groups that oppose it, the state Senate president said Friday, just one day after the House overwhelmingly passed the bill.

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Rhode Island state House expected to vote on same-sex marriage Thursday

| Thursday, January 24, 2013
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island House is poised to debate and vote on legislation that would allow gay and lesbian couples to marry -- the first time the issue has gone to a legislative vote in the only New England state without same-sex marriage.

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Marriage equality bill approved in committee, heads to vote in RI House

| Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Legislation to allow gay marriage in Rhode Island is headed for a vote in the state House of Representatives after being unanimously endorsed Tuesday by a legislative committee.

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Rhode Island House committee expected to vote on same-sex marriage today

| Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Legislation to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry in Rhode Island is headed to its first test in the General Assembly today, as the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on the bill.

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Smallest state is big battleground on same-sex marriage

| Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Hundreds of supporters of same-sex marriage rights assembled at the Rhode Island Statehouse on Tuesday, urging lawmakers to make the nation's smallest state the 10th to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed — and the last to do so in New...

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Rhode Island House Speaker to call for early vote on marriage equality

| Sunday, December 30, 2012
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The Rhode Island General Assembly kicks off its 2013 session Tuesday, and the first big debate of the year is likely to center on same-sex marriage.

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Rhode Island legislature likely to consider same-sex marriage bill in 2013

| Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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Rhode Island state Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Democrat) said Monday that, despite her opposition to same-sex marriage, she expects the issue will be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee in the upcoming legislative session if the House advances a bill.

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Rhode Island governor signs ‘flawed’ same-sex civil unions bill into law

| Saturday, July 2, 2011
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Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee on Saturday signed into law legislation legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples.

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Rhode Island House committee advances same-sex civil unions bill

| Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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A Rhode Island state House committee on Tuesday voted to advance a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples — the same bill that was met with scorn by gay marriage supporters and opponents at the committee hearing last week.

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