David Bates http://ripr.org en Algiere, Bates join RI Senate GOP bloc in backing bill favored by same-sex marriage supporters http://ripr.org/post/algiere-bates-join-ri-senate-gop-bloc-backing-bill-favored-same-sex-marriage-supporters <p>All five Republicans in the 38-member Rhode Island Senate - including Minority Leader Dennis Algiere of Westerly - plan to support the same-sex marriage bill backed by supporters of the issue, RIPR has learned.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:29:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 13995 at http://ripr.org Algiere, Bates join RI Senate GOP bloc in backing bill favored by same-sex marriage supporters