FIRST DAY SSM http://ripr.org en The Bottom Line: Same-Sex Weddings in Newport http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-same-sex-weddings-newport <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Discover Newport President and CEO Evan Smith. They discuss the impact same-sex marriage will have on Newport as a wedding and tourist destination and what’s being done to lure this new market.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:09:51 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 19450 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Same-Sex Weddings in Newport Political Roundtable: Paiva Weed Says the RI Senate Passed Same-Sex Marriage Due to Public Support http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-paiva-weed-says-ri-senate-passed-same-sex-marriage-due-public-support <p>State Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed joins the Political Roundtable this week to discuss legislative attempts to improve Rhode Island's economy; the search for a new state commissioner of higher education; and why the Senate voted in April to legalize same-sex marriage.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:27:04 +0000 Ian Donnis 19364 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Paiva Weed Says the RI Senate Passed Same-Sex Marriage Due to Public Support The Capital City Celebrates the First Day Of Same-Sex Marriage http://ripr.org/post/capital-city-celebrates-first-day-same-sex-marriage <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Rhode Island and Minnesota have become the </span></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">12</span></font><font size="-1"><sup>th</sup></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;"> and </span></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">13</span></font><font size="-1"><sup>th</sup></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">&nbsp; state to legalize same sex marriage. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:22:35 +0000 Flo Jonic 19416 at http://ripr.org The Capital City Celebrates the First Day Of Same-Sex Marriage Rhode Island Tourism Industry Expecting Boost from Same-Sex Marriage http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-tourism-industry-expecting-boost-same-sex-marriage <p>The Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau said it expects tourism and the wedding industry will get a boost from Rhode Island’s new same-sex marriage law.</p><p>The Convention and Visitors Bureau has been marketing to the LGBT community for the last nine years. Kristen Adamo is the vice president for marketing, and she expects same-sex weddings will grow over time.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:58:30 +0000 Catherine Welch 19386 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Tourism Industry Expecting Boost from Same-Sex Marriage Paiva Weed Says the RI Senate Passed Same-Sex Marriage Due to Growing Public Support http://ripr.org/post/paiva-weed-says-ri-senate-passed-same-sex-marriage-due-growing-public-support <p></p><p>When the Rhode Island Senate made history by approving same-sex marriage legislation in April, more than a few close observers (<a href="http://www.ripr.org/post/political-reality-how-ri-senate-lost-its-status-bermuda-triangle-same-sex-marriage">including me</a>) saw it as a matter -- in part -- of Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed preserving her leadership. The thinking was that if same-sex marriage was defeated again (in a battle that started in 1997), SSM supporters would aggressively target legislative opponents at the polls next year.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:06:33 +0000 Ian Donnis 19376 at http://ripr.org Paiva Weed Says the RI Senate Passed Same-Sex Marriage Due to Growing Public Support Photos: First Day of Same-Sex Marriage in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/photos-first-day-same-sex-marriage-rhode-island <p>Across the Ocean State, same-sex couples are applying for marriage licenses and tying the knot. On Thursday Rhode Island and Minnesota became the 12<sup>th</sup> and 13<sup>th</sup> states in the country to legalize gay marriage. The bill was signed into law back in May, making Rhode Island the last state in New England to legalize gay marriage.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:42:46 +0000 RIPR Newsroom 19363 at http://ripr.org Photos: First Day of Same-Sex Marriage in Rhode Island Same-Sex Couples Don’t Waste Time to get License in Cranston http://ripr.org/post/same-sex-couples-don-t-waste-time-get-license-cranston <p>Same-sex couples are saying “I Do” and applying for marriage licenses across the state. Rhode Island and Minnesota are the 12<sup>th</sup> and 13<sup>th</sup> states in the country legalizing gay marriage.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:03:57 +0000 Catherine Welch 19362 at http://ripr.org Same-Sex Couples Don’t Waste Time to get License in Cranston With Same-Sex Marriage Legal State Rep Frank Ferri Plans to Marry http://ripr.org/post/same-sex-marriage-legal-state-rep-frank-ferri-plans-marry <p>As same-sex marriage becomes legal in Rhode Island Thursday, state Representative Frank Ferri and his longtime partner are among those planning to mark the day by tying the knot. &nbsp;It took almost 20 years to legalize same-sex marriage in the Ocean State.</p><p></p><p>Ferri and his partner, Tony Caparco, plan to marry in Warwick this evening with about 300 friends and family members on hand. House Speaker Gordon Fox will perform the ceremony. Ferri, a Warwick Democrat, says the newfound ability of gays and lesbians to marry in Rhode Island will lend special meaning to the nuptials.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:06:25 +0000 Ian Donnis 19353 at http://ripr.org Gov. Chafee: Same-Sex Marriage Will Create Jobs http://ripr.org/post/gov-chafee-same-sex-marriage-will-create-jobs <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Thursday will be a happy day in Rhode Island, now that the state’s same-sex marriage law is in effect. The governor has pushed for bringing same-sex marriage to the state since taking office. He said it will help create jobs.</p><p></p><p>“I do believe that young, creative people that want to come and do business, you just want to have a welcome mat out. I do believe it’s very, very important to growing the economy in Rhode Island," said Chafee.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:37:10 +0000 Catherine Welch 19352 at http://ripr.org Gov. Chafee: Same-Sex Marriage Will Create Jobs City and Town Clerks Prepare For Same-Sex Marriage http://ripr.org/post/city-and-town-clerks-prepare-same-sex-marriage <p>Same sex marriage becomes the law of the state today Thursday.&nbsp; City and town clerks are well trained in the new law but don’t have any idea what kind of volume they’ll be dealing with.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:47:11 +0000 Flo Jonic 19349 at http://ripr.org City and Town Clerks Prepare For Same-Sex Marriage