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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
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
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, 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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