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Chafee signs gay marriage into law

May 2, 2013

PROVIDENCE – After 17 long and frequently contentious years of political and legislative struggle, Rep. Gordon Fox, the first openly gay Speaker of the House, brought down his gavel Thursday and announced that the bill to allow same-sex marriage in Rhode Island passed by an overwhelming 56-15 vote.

Gun-rights advocates want to shoot down R.I. legislation

May 2, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Police Chief Michael Kehoe of Newtown, Conn., who was a first responder when 20 children and six educators were slaughtered at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in his community last December, warned Wednesday that, “The tragedies felt by Newtown and other communities can be repeated if affirmative action is not taken.”


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