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Rhode Island Lawmakers Jockey to be House Speaker

By Erika Niedowski and Michelle R. Smith | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
Two legislators have emerged as candidates to replace RI’s first openly gay House Speaker Gordon Fox after he relinquished the House speakership following FBI raids on his home and office.

First Openly Gay RI House Speaker to Step Down After FBI Raids

By Erika Niedowski | Saturday Mar 22, 2014
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home.

Has Rhode Island’s LGBT Movement Lost Momentum?

By Joe Siegel | Thursday Apr 12, 2012
With no hearings scheduled on a marriage equality bill and other pro-gay measures, an increasing number of activists in Rhode Island have grown frustrated that the state’s LGBT rights movement has stalled.

MERI: Same-Sex Couples Will Legally Marry in R.I. Within Two Years

By Joe Siegel | Tuesday Dec 20, 2011
Ray Sullivan, campaign director of Marriage Equality Rhode Island, told EDGE that he expects nuptials for gays and lesbians will become a reality in the Ocean State within two years.

RI Marriage Equality Advocates Not Giving Up

By Joe Siegel | Wednesday May 4, 2011
Marriage equality advocates on Tuesday, May 3, delivered a message to Rhode Island state lawmakers who blocked a marriage bill this year: We’re putting a political bull’s-eye on your back.

Gay R.I. House Speaker to Introduce Civil Unions Bill

By Michael K. Lavers | Wednesday Apr 27, 2011
Acknowledging Rhode Island’s marriage equality bill does not have enough votes to pass in the state Senate; gay House Speaker Gordon Fox (D-Providence) announced on Wednesday, April 27, he will sponsor a civil unions bill.

Gay R.I. politicos reached new heights in 2010

By Joe Siegel | Tuesday Dec 21, 2010
Gay Congressman-elect David Cicilline’s election was among the myriad of LGBT-specific stories that made headlines in Rhode Island in 2010.

RI activists largely welcome Gordon Fox’s election as first gay House speaker

By Joe Siegel | Tuesday Feb 16, 2010
The majority of Rhode Island activists applauded Gordon Fox’s election last week as House speaker, but one complained the gay lawmaker has not done enough to advance marriage for same-sex couples in the Ocean State.
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