Rhode Island

May 15, 2013

Rhode Island Transgender Girl inspires family to create trans youth support group

A transgender girl in Rhode Island has inspired her family to create TransFamily New England, a free and confidential group for family members of transgender, gender variant, or intersex people.

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May 2, 2013

Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Bring Marriage Equality to Same-Sex Couples

Loving and committed couples will soon have the freedom to marry in Rhode Island as the House of Representatives voted 56-15 to bring marriage equality to the Ocean State. Governor Lincoln Chafee signed the bill into law this evening.

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Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island Supports Marriage Equality

The new Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island has shared his support for marriage equality, as that state is considering such legislation. According to the Rhode Island Future, Bishop Nicholas Knisely supports marriage equality, and will change a diocesan policy to allow priests to bless same-gender couples.

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November 4, 2012

Vote YES on Question One in Maine to uphold New England values

New England values do include a lot of tradition. But that tradition comes from deeper values. Family. Community. Respect. Dignity. Freedom. Faith. Marriage strengthens families. Strong families strengthen communities. Strong communities endure. And nobody knows that better than we do.

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Rhode Island to Recognize Out-of-State Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

Following a press conference on Monday, May 14, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) signed an executive order that will recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed outside Rhode Island, in jurisdictions where marriage equality is legal. Chafee is the first governor in the country to sign such an executive order.

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