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Pope Francis waves after his general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on Sept. 18, 2013. (credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Bishop: ‘It Is A Demand Of The Gospel’ To Speak Out About Abortion, Gay Marriage

Bishop Thomas Tobin of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, known for his activism against legalizing same-sex marriage and taking on politicians who support abortion rights, struck a conciliatory tone Friday, a week after he was quoted as saying he was “a little bit disappointed” Pope Francis hadn’t addressed abortion since being elected six months ago.

09/20/2013

File photo of gay marriage supporters. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

RI Same-Sex Couples Using New Gay Marriage Law To Get Divorced

Same-sex couples in Rhode Island are using the state’s new gay marriage law to file for divorce.

08/02/2013

File photo of two women exchanging rings during a same-sex marriage ceremony. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Same-Sex Marriages Begin In Rhode Island

Same-sex marriages began in Rhode Island on Thursday, as local officials for the first time issued marriage licenses to gay couples who wish to wed in the state.

08/01/2013

White House

New London Mayor, Spouse Invited To White House

New London’s mayor and his husband have been invited to the White House for a celebration of LGBT Pride month.

06/10/2013

The openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation's most Catholic region. And, in early May, Rhode Island became the sixth and final New England state to allow gay couples to marry when its Democratic-dominated Legislature. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Catholic Church’s Influence Declines In Gay Marriage Debate

The openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation’s most Catholic region. And, in early May, Rhode Island became the sixth and final New England state to allow gay couples to marry when its Democratic-dominated Legislature.

06/01/2013

File photo of Lincoln Chafee, governor of Rhode Island, who recently signed a bill to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. (credit: Victor J. Blue/Getty Images)

Rhode Island Becomes 10th State With Gay Marriage

Rhode Island on Thursday became the nation’s 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, as a 16-year effort to extend marriage rights in this heavily Catholic state ended with the triumphant cheers of hundreds of gays, lesbians, their families and friends.

05/02/2013

Screen capture of the Rhode Island State House. (Credit: visitingnewengland.com)

Gay Marriage, Guns And Taxes Await R.I. Assembly

Rhode Island lawmakers are taking a week off before returning to the Statehouse to confront tough questions on gun control, gay marriage, business taxes and the state’s economy.

04/14/2013

People queue to enter the Supreme Court in Washington on March 25, 2013. The justices will hear arguments on March 26 on California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage and on March 27 on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Five Rhode Island mayors voiced support of the cause. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

6 R.I. Mayors Join Push For Gay Marriage Bill

Six Rhode Island mayors called on Rhode Island’s state Senate on Monday to pass legislation allowing gays and lesbians to marry, joining a growing list of those backing the effort to join the rest of New England in allowing same-sex wedlock.

03/25/2013

File photo of a gay couple holding hands. (credit: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

R.I. Bishop: Gay Marriage ‘Unnecessary’

The leader of Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic Diocese has again entered the debate over gay marriage, calling it “immoral and unnecessary.”

01/07/2013

File photo of two brides at their same-sex wedding. (Photo by SAM YEH/AFP/GettyImages)

Maine Same-Sex Couples Marry In First Hours Of Law

Arriving in a limo, Donna Galluzzo and Lisa Gorney had all the trappings of a traditional wedding: Rings, flowers, wedding vows, an entourage and a friend to officiate.

12/29/2012

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