Tag Archives: Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Chafee Drops Out Of Presidential Race

And nobody was surprised. Via CNN: Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee ended his long-shot bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination Friday, his campaign announced in a statement. Chafee is set to speak on his decision momentarily at the DNC’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington. “As you know I have been campaigning on a platform of Prosperity Through ...

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Lincoln Chafee: Biden Is Definitely Running

This morning former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee appeared on CNN where he said that he believes Joe Biden will enter the presidential race. Chafee pointed to several recent joint appearances of Biden and President Obama, which have raised Biden’s profile. Chafee also noted yesterday’s statement by White House spokesman Josh Earnest. The Guardian has more about that: Earnest told ...

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Lincoln Chafee To Unveil 2016 Bid Today

Via The Hill: Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is set to enter the Democratic presidential field Wednesday afternoon, making a bid to become the foreign policy foil to front-runner Hillary Clinton. While the majority of presidential contenders launched their bids at large rallies in their home states, Chafee will announce his candidacy during a foreign policy speech at George ...

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Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee Announces 2016 Exploratory Committee

Via Rhode Island NPR: Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has announced that he is considering a campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. The 62-year old former U.S. Senator and governor said in an interview that he wants to give Democratic voters a choice for president. “The Republicans have lots of choices, I feel that Democratic voters deserve ...

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Gov. Lincoln Chafee Celebrates On MSNBC

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Photos Of The Day

All of New England is now officially on the side of equality.  Congratulations Rhode Island!

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Quote Of The Day – RI Gov Lincoln Chafee

“When I sign the Marriage Equality Act into law, I will be thinking of the Rhode Islanders who have fought for decades simply to be able to marry the person they love. I will be thinking of how Rhode Island is upholding its legacy as a place founded on the principles of tolerance and diversity. But I will also be ...

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THURSDAY: Ocean State To Tenth State

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RHODE ISLAND: Same-Sex Marriage Campaign Launched From Local Church

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RI Gov. Chafee: Pass Marriage Now

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee today said that he will likely veto any attempt to put same-sex marriage to a public vote. Gov. Lincoln Chafee told reporters Thursday that lawmakers owe it to voters to decide themselves. The state House of Representatives is expected to vote within weeks on legislation that would allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. But ...

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Rhode Island To Recognize Gay Marriages

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee today ordered all state agencies to officially recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other jurisdictions. The executive order is expected to have many real-world implications. Same-sex spouses of state employees and anyone covered by an insurance company regulated in Rhode Island will be entitled to health and life insurance benefits, gay rights advocates say. Both ...

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RHODE ISLAND: Gov. Lincoln Chafee Signs Civil Unions Bill Into Law

Against the vehement objections of some LGBT rights groups, today Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed his state’s controversial civil unions bill into law. The new law includes a section that says no religious organization — including some hospitals, cemeteries, schools and community centers — or its employees may be required to treat as valid any civil union, providing a ...

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RHODE ISLAND: Civil Unions Pass Senate

Last night Rhode Island’s controversial civil unions bill passed in the state Senate by a vote of 21-16. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who is expected to sign it over the protests of some major LGBT groups. The legislation, which passed overwhelmingly in the state’s lower house on May 19, affords same-sex couples a ...

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RHODE ISLAND: Activists Demand Governor Veto Civil Unions Bill

Saying that Rhode Island’s proposed civil unions bill will “allow religious organizations and their individual employees to completely disregard the validity of a civil union in any context,” major LGBT activist groups are asking Gov. Lincoln Chafee to veto the act should it come to his desk. Via press release: “This flawed civil union bill undermines a crucial principle that ...

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NOM Rhode Island: House Vote On Marriage May Be Very Close

The leader of NOM’s Rhode Island chapter appeared on CBN yesterday to praise Catholic and Hispanic churches for “standing up against gay marriage.” According to this NOM spokesbigot, marriage equality has a shot of passage in the state House, but petitions from anti-gay churches may have convinced the Senate not to move forward.

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NOM Launches New Attack Ad Against Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee

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NOM Launches $100K Campaign Against Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee

NOM is pouring big bucks into their video attacking Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee. The local chapter of the National Organization for Marriage is launching a $100,000 TV advertising campaign aimed at defeating the legalization of same-sex marriage in Rhode Island. The first TV ad scheduled for airing on Tuesday will challenge “Governor Lincoln Chaffee’s claim to have a mandate ...

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NOM On Attack In Rhode Island

Here’s NOM’s first ad attacking Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s support of same-sex marriage. UPDATE: NOM has pulled the clip, possibly due to a misspelling of Chafee’s name. I’ll replace the clip in this post if it goes back up. UPDATE II: The clip is back up.

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Quote Of The Day – Bishop Thomas Tobin

“It is particularly disturbing that our new governor, who has trumpeted his desire to bring our state together in unity, would adopt such a very divisive agenda item as one of his first priorities. His proposal violates the sincere conscience of many of our citizens and inflames passions on both sides of the issue. Our state leaders could better serve ...

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Governor Lincoln Chafee (RI) Uses Inauguration To Call For Marriage Equality

On Top Magazine has the transcript: “When marriage equality is the law in Rhode Island, we honor our forefathers who risked their lives and fortune in the pursuit of human equality. Rhode Island today must be as welcoming to all as [founder] Roger Williams intended it to be. Mark my words, these two actions will do more for economic growth ...

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