same-sex marriage http://ripr.org en TGIF: 15 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-15-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-1 <p>The year ended as 2013 began: with Rhode Island's political/media class fixated on the looming race for governor in 2014. At least we're a bit closer now. With that in mind, welcome back to my weekly column. Your tips and thoughts are always welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and your cordially invited to follow me <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:48:38 +0000 Ian Donnis 26598 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 16 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-16-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media <p>Welcome back to my Friday column on this lovely Friday in mid-November. As always, your feedback and thoughts are welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and you're invited to follow me <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:16:47 +0000 Ian Donnis 24888 at http://ripr.org Prof. Scoffs at Providence College Nixing Same-Sex Marriage Lecture http://ripr.org/post/prof-scoffs-providence-college-nixing-same-sex-marriage-lecture <p>Providence College has cancelled a lecture by a Wayne State University philosophy professor who supports same sex marriage. The decision was founded on a belief that Catholic colleges should present both sides of a debate on controversial issues.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:17:28 +0000 Flo Jonic 22167 at http://ripr.org Ray Sullivan Joining Checkmate Consulting As a Partner http://ripr.org/post/ray-sullivan-joining-checkmate-consulting-partner <p></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/RaySullivan">Ray Sullivan</a>, who led Rhode Island United's successful campaign this year to<a href="http://ripr.org/post/after-16-year-fight-rhode-island-legalizes-same-sex-marriage"> legalize same-sex marriage</a>, is joining <a href="http://checkmatecg.com/">Checkmate Consulting Group</a>, Brad Dufault's advertising, marketing and PR shop, as a partner.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:25:17 +0000 Ian Donnis 20770 at http://ripr.org Ray Sullivan Joining Checkmate Consulting As a Partner 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 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