Newport Chamber of Commerce http://ripr.org en Newport Chamber says same-sex marriage brings economic boost http://ripr.org/post/newport-chamber-says-same-sex-marriage-brings-economic-boost <p>The Newport County Chamber of Commerce has issued a statement recognizing the positive economic impact same sex marriage brings to a community.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>While the statement stops short of endorsing marriage equality, it says that same sex marriage could have a substantial economic impact on Newport businesses, particularly the hospitality and wedding industries.&nbsp; The statement ends by saying that Rhode Island is at a competitive disadvantage with our New England neighbors who already have marriage equality.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:53:45 +0000 Flo Jonic 10375 at http://ripr.org