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  1. Richard W. Fitch
    February 11, 2010

    Doesn’t RI already have a gay rights bill? They are allowed to bury their dead partner.

  2. Tony P
    February 12, 2010

    RI has had full employment, credit and housing protections for LGB since 1996, LGBT since 2001.

    We just recently were granted the right to bury our deceased.

    But we cannot marry the person of our choosing which would have obviated the need for the funeral bill.

    I think we’re going to see a major push for it this year, 2010. If we can’t get it through the house with a gay man as the Speaker then we never will.

  3. cd
    February 13, 2010

    The problems amount to the Senate Majority Leader, who iirc opposed gay marriage legalization. And the population of the state, which splits about 50/50 on the matter (though I would guess slightly in favor of legalization).

  4. Patrick Garies
    February 13, 2010

    @”… would *consider* supporting a domestic partnership system…”

    I always hate when politicians make statements like this; he can’t be attacked for saying that he doesn’t support /some/ state recognition for same-sex couples and still has the wiggle room necessary to veto any domestic partnership legislation after he’s “considered” it.

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