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Chafee: State [RI] recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages
The Call ^ | May 14, 2012 | Jim Baron

Posted on 05/15/2012 4:41:24 AM PDT by kevcol

PROVIDENCE – Monday was a day for gay and lesbian Rhode Islanders to whoop and cheer.
They were cheering for Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who signed an executive order requiring the state to officially recognize the same-sex unions of couples who were married elsewhere but live here.
At several points during his announcement, Chafee made it clear that he wants his action to be one step toward allowing full gay marriage rights in Rhode Island. “Are we overdue or what?” he asked the friendly audience. “The home of Roger Williams? C’mon, let’s go.” Several hands went up when the governor asked who in the crowd had been married in other states.
“It warms my heart,” said Pawtucket Sen. Donna Nesslebush, who identifies herself as the only openly gay member of the RI Senate, after Chafee signed the order and handed her one of the ceremonial pens. “It’s personal for me. I can see my lifestyle and my relationship taken as seriously and treated equally to other relationships.”

(Excerpt) Read more at woonsocketcall.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: chafee; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; lincolnchafee
ex-RINO Senator turned independent Obamao-supporter, cut from the same cloth as the Maine twin hags & Willard.



1 posted on 05/15/2012 4:41:34 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

So what does that mean? They have to call you “husband and husband” when you get a bed-and-breakfast Newport?


2 posted on 05/15/2012 4:46:44 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: kevcol

My GAYDAR alarm is screaming!!!!!!


3 posted on 05/15/2012 4:48:46 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kevcol

That douchebag Chaffee is probably a closet fudge packer himself.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 5:17:41 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: kevcol
They were cheering for Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who signed an executive order requiring the state to officially recognize the same-sex unions of couples who were married elsewhere but live here.

Does the Rhode Island constitution actually permit Chafee to do such a thing?

My reading of Article IX (executive power) at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/RiConstitution/ConstFull.html does not support the idea that the Governor has such power, but I may be overlooking something hidden within the 'penumbras'...

5 posted on 05/15/2012 5:17:53 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: kevcol

Was Roger Williams gay?


6 posted on 05/15/2012 5:27:59 AM PDT by txrefugee
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“...Donna Nesslebush, who identifies herself as the only openly gay member...”

Some things just write themselves.


7 posted on 05/15/2012 5:59:29 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: txrefugee
Was Roger Williams gay?

I highly doubt it, but leave it to the homo-caucus to co-opt the founder of their state to their cause. Roger Williams probably would have exiled them from the community (at the very least).
8 posted on 05/15/2012 6:20:43 AM PDT by kevcol
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Does he have the authority to do so under the law? I'll wager he doesn't.But it *is* Rhode Island...a state that's even filthier than Massachusetts....so it probably won't matter.
9 posted on 05/15/2012 6:52:47 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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