Skip to comments.Chafee: State [RI] recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages
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? Cmon, lets 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. Its 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 ...
So what does that mean? They have to call you “husband and husband” when you get a bed-and-breakfast Newport?
My GAYDAR alarm is screaming!!!!!!
That douchebag Chaffee is probably a closet fudge packer himself.
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'...
Was Roger Williams gay?
“...Donna Nesslebush, who identifies herself as the only openly gay member...”
Some things just write themselves.
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