The First Amendment Defense Act, recently proposed by Congressman Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) and Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), aims to negate anti-discrimination laws under the guise of religious freedom.
In August, Kim Davis, a 49-year- old municipal county clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky, defied a federal court order by refusing to issue a marriage license to David Moore and David Ermold.
Lise Iwon of Wakefield is retiring after 32 years of practicing law focused on families, civil rights, LGBT protections, housing issues, and health discrimination.
Just days after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize samesex marriages, April Miller and Karen Ann Roberts of Rowan County, Kentucky were denied a marriage license, the clerk telling them that Rowan County was no longer issuing licenses to any of its residents.
Rhode Island bishop Thomas Tobin lauded a Texas county clerk’s refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The positive vibes were palpable at Roger Williams National Memorial on the afternoon of June 26 in downtown Providence.
ln the early hours of Sunday, April 26, Joey Catanzaro, a 24-year-old gay man, was assaulted both inside and outside of Haven Brothers Diner in Providence. Haven Brothers staff did nothing to assist Catanzaro.
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments against the same–sex marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, KentucKy, and Tennessee.This is the first time the high court has taKen up the issue since 2013, when a vote of 5-4 determined the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional. One of the lawyers opposing the ban, […]
by Adam Brooks. Of America’s five territories in the Caribbean and Pacific (Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas), only Puerto Rico has faced a lawsuit from LGBT couples seeking the right to wed. Religious upbringings and fear of prosecution in these socially conservative territories result in very few […]
by Adam Brooks. Patricia Federico, a local filmmaker, has been directing her documentary, The Rhode to Equality, for four years. After interviewing Rhode Islanders from every city in the state, Federico chose a handful of residents to profile. The film also chronicles the passing of the marriage equality bill and the work of Senator Perry, […]