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Former Rhode Island House speaker gets 3 years for corruption

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Gordon Fox
The 53-year-old Democrat became the nation's first openly gay House speaker in 2010. He represented Providence for 11 terms in the state House. ...

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Providence, R.I., to extend transition-related health coverage to city workers

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Providence, R.I.
The city of Providence is extending transition-related health coverage for employees and retirees who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming. ...

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Court throws out firefighters’ lawsuits over driving truck at gay pride

Monday, December 29, 2014
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Two Providence, R.I., firefighters claimed their constitutional rights were violated when they were ordered to drive a truck in a gay pride parade. ...

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Providence defends former mayor in firefighters’ gay pride parade lawsuit

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The city of Providence went before the Rhode Island Supreme Court on Tuesday to defend former Mayor Buddy Cianci in a lawsuit brought by two firefighters who were ordered to drive a fire truck in a 2001 ...

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Gay candidate’s ad campaign features husband, ‘plan for ‘happily ever after’

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Brett-Smiley
Brett Smiley, an openly gay Democratic candidate for for mayor of Providence, R.I., has released a campaign video focusing on how he gets things done, including his "plan for happily ever after.” The ad, titled "Man with a Plan," features ...

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