Tag Archives: Don Carcieri

RHODE ISLAND: Gov. Don Carcieri Vetoes Transgender Hate Crimes Bill

Rhode Island’s notoriously anti-gay Gov. Don Carcieri has vetoed a measure that would have added transgender protections to the state’s hate crimes law. The Family Research Council is thrilled. “Given the challenges facing America, it’s troubling that any legislature would invest time and taxpayer monies to consider such a superfluous agenda-driven maneuver, much less pass it through both Houses,” said …

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Three 2010 Rhode Island Candidates For Governor Support Marriage Equality

The list of Rhode Island gubernatorial candidates who are pledging support for marriage equality is up the three. Both Democrats running for governor and former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, an independent candidate, will publicly pledge to sign a gay marriage bill if elected, gay rights activists said Monday. Attorney General Patrick Lynch and General Treasurer Frank Caprio, the Democrats, and Chafee …

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Rhode Island Legislature Overrides Veto Of Partner Funeral Rights Bill

As expected, today the Rhode Island legislature voted to override Gov. Don Carcieri’s hateful veto of a bill granting same-sex partners the right to make burial decisions about each other. The House — and then the Senate — voted to override Republican Carcieri’s veto of a bill giving domestic partners the right to claim the bodies of — and make …

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NOM: Keep Rhode Island’s Ban On Gays Burying Their Partners

In November, Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri vetoed a bill that would allow same-sex couples to make burial decisions about each other. The bill arose out of the case of Mark Goldberg, who was denied access to his partner’s body for months. This Tuesday the state legislature, which overwhelmingly approved the bill, has a final chance to override Carcieri’s veto. …

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Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri: I’m Open To Domestic Partnerships

Just days after he vetoed a bill that would have allowed same-sex couples to make burial decisions about each other, Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri now says he’s “open” to considering a domestic partnership law. “Maybe it’s something we should consider,” said Carcieri, after meeting privately Thursday for more than an hour in his office with a half-dozen members of …

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RI Gov. Don Carcieri: Dirty Queers Do Not Have The Right To Bury Their Partners

Saying it was a “disturbing erosion” of the “principles surrounding traditional marriage,” today Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri vetoed a bill that would allow same-sex couples to make burial decisions about each other. Carcieri added that if the legislature didn’t like that, he would welcome a statewide ballot vote on how to bury queers. (I’m paraphrasing.) The bill, also sponsored …

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Rhode Island Gov. Carcieri Is “Aggravated” By Marriage Equality Activists

Angered at their governor’s appearance at a fundraiser for anti-gay hate group the Massachusetts Family Institute, where he said that “marriage is not a civil right” and that he was “aggravated” by the issue, marriage equality activists rallied at the Rhode Island state house this weekend. “I think that anger needs to be expressed, because all of us have been …

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Rhode Island Governor To Raise Funds For Anti-Gay Hate Group In Massachusetts

Rhode Island’s Democratic Party is demanding that GOP Gov. Don Carcieri pulled out of a planned fundraising appearance for the loathsome Massachusetts Family Institute. Party Chairman William Lynch said that the governor should “immediately withdraw his agreement to speak at the event and apologize to the thousands of gay and lesbian Rhode Islanders, and their families, who stand to be …

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