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Rhode Island on the verge of legalizing same-sex marriage

Rhode Island is virtually assured to become the tenth state to legalize same-sex marriage. The Rhode Island Senate voted 26-12 on Wednesday to approve legislation that would allow same-sex couples to legally marry in the state as early as August 1. “This is a historic piece of legislation, one that…

Rhode Island House panel unanimously approves marriage equality bill

Rhode Island is one step closer to becoming the tenth state to legalize same-sex marriages. The state House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation on Tuesday that would make marriage rights and benefits available to same-sex couples. The bill could be voted on by the full House as soon as Thursday.…

Rhode Island school to consider appeal of prayer removal

CRANSTON, Rhode Island (Reuters) – A school committee geared up on Thursday for boisterous crowds expected at its meeting on a federal court order to remove a prayer banner that has hung for decades inside a local public school. The public hearing on whether to appeal the court ruling is…

Study: Medical marijuana does not increase use among youth

The legalization of medical marijuana in Rhode Island in 2006 did not increase its use among teenagers, according to research presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition on Wednesday. The study was led by Rhode Island Hospital physician Esther Choo. The finding directly contradicts White House…

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