Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

3 responses to “William Conley Gets to Lead Marriage Equality Politics”

  1. Portsmouth Citizen

    Re, “This scenario would be politically ugly for Paiva Weed”
    It’s too late for her, no matter what the outcome. Her legacy is already fixed in stone as being the one key person who kept the civil right of marriage away from LGBT Rhode Islanders for many years. How many children have been deprived of the legal protection of two parents because of Paiva Weed? How many adults have been denied the dignity of the legal protections we married folks take for granted upon the death of our spouse?
    It is already too late for the legacy of Paiva Weed to be anything other than “ugly” on the matter of fundamental civil rights.

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  2. Ericka

     How can we not allow two people who love each other to marry? We are not granting them their rights and this should be fixed and it should be fixed now! As Portsmouth Citizen said there are children and spouses suffering because we do not acknowledge the fact that we are dealing with families.
    They are real families with real issues. The way things stand now they are not able to partake in the legal rights that strait spouses have. Why is this? Because we still have a bunch of closed minded bigots working at the state house. They seem to think that their values are the only valid values. They live in a world that does not and should not exist any longer. They are the ones against “family values” as they are the ones keeping certain kinds of families from being acknowledged by the state.
    Marriage equality should become the law of the land. The whole country should adopt laws that stop this discrimination now!

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  3. brassband

    It takes about 5 minutes on the East Providence to find the April 5, 2011 journal of that council meeting.  Council member Kleyla proposed a resolution in favor of legislation authorizing “same sex” marriage.  She then moved to table her own resolution.  According to the clerk’s journal, Council Member Conley opposed tabling the resolution, pointing out that the item was on the docket and citizens were present to address it.  When the proponent of the legislation moves to table her own resolution . . . not quite sure how to analyze that.   

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