Channing Memorial Church http://ripr.org en After 36 Years, Rhode Island Couple Can Now Tie The Knot http://ripr.org/post/after-36-years-rhode-island-couple-can-now-tie-knot <p>The General Assembly legalized same-sex marriage this past May, and when Gov. Chafee signed the legislation into law Rhode Island became the twelfth state in the country to do so.&nbsp;</p><p>Today the state will begin to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.</p><p>One of those couples planning to get married now that it is legal is Larry Bacon and Dave Burnett who have been together for 36 years.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:41:07 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 19346 at http://ripr.org After 36 Years, Rhode Island Couple Can Now Tie The Knot Newport Church to Hold Service Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage in RI http://ripr.org/post/newport-church-hold-service-celebrating-same-sex-marriage-ri <p>Channing Memorial Church in Newport will hold, as they’d call it, a service of celebration for the first day of marriage equality in Rhode Island this Thursday, August 1<sup>st</sup>.&nbsp; The event will include music, a brief listing of same-sex couples from the past thru the present and a number of different readings, including passages from the Supreme Court’s decision that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:23:59 +0000 Talia Ghazal 19254 at http://ripr.org